Bragg promoted to Air Force colonel
Frederick, Md. — Lt. Col. Duane Bragg, formerly of West Rockport, was promoted to the rank of colonel in a ceremony at Fort Detrick, in Frederick, Md. in November.
Maj. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force Deputy Surgeon General, presided over the ceremony. Col. Bragg is a 1985 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, N.H. in 1989 and a master's in business administration from Bentley College, Waltham, Mass. in 1993.
Bragg entered the Air Force in October 1993 and has served in several locations across the country and Europe. The Air Force sent him back to school to earn a master's in healthcare administration from Baylor University in 1999. He completed the program in 2001, which included administrative residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Col. Bragg currently serves as the chief of the Medical Logistics Division, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Office of the Surgeon General. As the senior Medical Logistician in the Air Force, he is the associate Corps Chief for Medical Logistics and is the consultant to the Surgeon General for all medical logistics operations at 75 bases across the globe and a $1.2 billion program providing support to 44,000 medical personnel and $6.1 billion AF Medical Service.
Col. Bragg has served in numerous positions across all levels of the Air Force Medical Service; clinic, super clinic, medical center, Major Command, and Air staff. He was selected as a Squadron Commander and Medical Group Administrator three times to include once in a deployed setting where he assisted in closing down the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Joint Base Balad, Iraq in 2011. During his 20-year career, Bragg earned the award for the best small business logistics account in Air Combat Command and the Medical Logistics Officer of the Year award for his efforts in closing down a war reserve materiel operation at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. Col. Bragg is board certified in healthcare administration as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland School for the Deaf Foundation.
Col. Bragg resides in Frederick, Md. with his wife Patricia, from Belmont, Mass and their 7-year-old son, Martin. He is the son of Lois Bragg and the late William Bragg Sr of West Rockport.