Colonel John J. Bartrum is the Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) Commander, Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas. AFMOA oversees execution of Air Force Surgeon General Policies supporting Air Force expeditionary capabilities, healthcare operations and national security strategies. It is responsible for leading consultative support for over 44,000 personnel, 76 Military Treatment Facilities with a $6.1 billion budget. Colonel Bartrum ensures a cost-effective, modern and prevention-based healthcare continuum for 2.6 million beneficiaries worldwide.
Colonel Bartrum earned a direct commission in 1995, after completing his Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. Throughout his 21 year career he worked in both the Aeromedical Evacuation and Aeromedical Staging Squadrons. He was the first commander of a new medical unit at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia to provide support for geographically separated reserve units from two Air Force Reserve Command Numbered Air Forces. Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Bartrum served as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Deputy Assistant U.S. Air Force Surgeon General ,Health Care Operations and Medical Research, Defense Heath Headquarters and the IMA Liaison to U.S. Air Force Surgeon General for Medical Reserve Forces.
In his civilian capacity, Colonel Bartrum is a career Federal employee who has served in Administrative Agencies, Departments, Executive Office of the President’s Office of Management and Budget, and the Legislative branch. He earned the rank of Senior Executive Service. Currently he serves as senior professional staff within the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee.
1988 Associate’s degree, Survival/Rescue Operations, Community College of the Air Force
1990 Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration, McKendree College, Ill.
1991 Associate’s degree, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Community College of the Air Force
1994 Master of Business Administration, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
1996 Health Service Administration Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Juris Doctor, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Va.
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Leadership Development Track for Air Reserve Component High Potential Officers, Falls Church, Va.
1. June 1984 - March 1990, Enlisted Aircraft Maintenance, Fabrication and Parachute Specialist, 375th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
2. May 1990 - November 1995, U.S. Air Force Reserve Enlisted Bioenvironmental Engineering Specialist, 13th Air Force Contingency Hospital, Scott AFB, Ill; and Aircraft Maintenance, Fabrication and Parachute Specialist, 932nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
3. April 1995 - September 1996, Health Service Administrator, 932nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. September 1996 - November 1996, Health Service Administration Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
5. November 1996 - August 1998, Health Service Administrator, 932nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
6. August 1998 - May 2005, Chief Aeromedical Operations, 459th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md. From May 2003 – August 2003, served as Operations Officer and Officer In Charge, 320th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Seeb Air Base, Oman
7. May 2005 - November 2008, Chief of Medical Administration, 622nd Regional Support Group, Dobbins AFB, Ga.
8. November 2008 - July 2012, Commander, 610th Aerospace Medicine Flight, Langley AFB, Va.
9. July 2012 - July 2013, Commander, 920th Aerospace Medicine Flight, Langley AFB, Va.
10. July 2013 - April 2014, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Liaison to Air Force Surgeon General for Medical Reserve Forces, Defense Heath Headquarter, Falls Church, Va.
11. April 2014 - February 2016, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Deputy Assistant U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Health Care Operations and Medical Research, Defense Heath Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one device
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant April 14, 1995
First Lieutenant Aug. 20, 1996
Captain Sept. 30, 1999
Major Sept. 30, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 30, 2008
Colonel June 1, 2013
(Current as of March 2016)