Col. Bonnie J. Bosler is the Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Medical Operations, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Va. Her directorate is responsible for executing health care policy in support of 43,000 personnel and 76 military treatment facilities with a budget of more than $6.2 million. She provides strategic guidance translating the Air Force Surgeon General's vision into initiatives addressing and closing Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) capability gaps. Additionally, Colonel Bosler supports the programming, planning, budgeting, and execution of the AFMS Medical Modernization portfolio comprising of $68.3 million in operations and maintenance and $44.7 million in annual research, development, test and evaluation, and funding. Concurrently she is a member of the Air Force Reserve Command, Nurse Corps Board of Directors.
Colonel Bosler graduated from Liberty University in 1993, and in 1997 was awarded a direct commission to the Air Force Nurse Corps. She began her career at the 714th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., where she attained her initial qualification as a Flight Nurse. Throughout her career, Colonel Bosler has served in numerous leadership positions, including Senior Flight Nurse Examiner and Chief Nurse. She has deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.
Prior to her current position, Colonel Bosler was the Commander of the 514th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. In her civilian capacity, she is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs at a hospital which specializes in cardiovascular and pulmonary services.
1993 Bachelor of Science Nursing, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
2001 Master of Health Care Administration, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich.
2005 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2010 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence 2013 Air War College, by correspondence
2015 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Norfolk, Va.
1. January 1997 - August 2007, Flight Nurse Instructor/Examiner, 714th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. (January 2002 - August 2002, Flight Nurse, 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Okinawa, Japan) (March 2003 - September 2003, 791st Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany) (August 2006 - August 2007, Flight Nurse, 775th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.)
2. August 2007 - August 2009, Senior Flight Nurse Instructor, 514th Operations Group, McGuire AFB, N.J. (August 2008 - February 2009, 332nd Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight, Balad AB, Iraq) (August 2009 - February 2010, AE Liaison, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa)
3. September 2009 - October 2012, Senior Flight Nurse Examiner, 514th Operations Group, McGuire AFB, N.J. (May 2011 - February 2012, Flight Nurse, 386th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
4. October 2012 - August 2013, Chief Nurse, 514th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst, N.J. (February 2013 - July 2013, 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight, Ramstein Air Base, Germany)
5. August 2013 - April 2016, Commander, 934th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AES, Minneapolis-St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station, Minn.
6. April 2016 – September 2019, Commander, 514th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
7. September 2019 - Present, Assistant to the Director, Medical Operations, Office of the AF Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Va.
Rating: Chief Flight Nurse, Senior Flight Nurse Examiner
Flight hours: More than 3,400, including more than 300 combat hours Aircraft Flown: C-141, C-130, KC-135, C-9, and C-17
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and “M” device
CURRENT NATIONAL CERTIFICATION
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN-K)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant January 22, 1997
First Lieutenant May 15, 1997
Captain October 01, 2001
Major May 02, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel August 23, 2011
Colonel April 18, 2016
(Current as of May 2020)