Board of Directors Member

Managing Member

Dr. Carlton was the Surgeon General of the Air Force, he served as functional manager of the U.S. Air Force Medical Service.  He had authority to commit resources worldwide for the Air Force Medical Service to make decisions affecting the delivery of medical services and to develop plans, programs and procedures to support peacetime and wartime medical service missions.  Dr. Carlton is a Fellow and former Air Force governor of the American College of Surgeons.  He was named a consultant in general surgery to the Air Force surgeon general in 1981.  He conceptualized and implemented the first Air Force rapid-response surgical team in Europe – the flying ambulance surgical trauma team.  During Operation Desert Storm, he commanded the 1702nd Air Refueling Wing Contingency Hospital, completing 32 combat support missions and 140 combat flying hours in the C-21, C-130, KC-10 and KC-135.  He has published extensively in medical literature.  He is an 11,000-case surgeon who continues to “wash his hands” whenever he can.


He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Colorado.  He retired as Director of the Office of Homeland Security for the Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2012.  He also served as the surgeon general of the Air Force from 1999 to 2002.