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Tracy Michael, MVA, MHA, MS, is a colonel and senior health care executive in the US Army’s health system. Tracy currently serves as director of public affairs for the Office of the Surgeon General and the US Army Medical Command. Prior to that, he served as the CEO (Commander) for the 1st US Army Medical Recruiting Battalion, acquiring top-quality physicians and other healthcare professionals throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US and Europe to serve in the Army. Earlier in his career, Tracy served as a legislative liaison to Congress for Army personnel policy matters, the Aide-de-Camp to the 43rd US Army Surgeon General supporting key Army Medicine strategy initiatives, and the director of business development for the Department of Defense’s healthcare benefits program, TRICARE, supporting over three million beneficiaries in the 13-state southern region. Hisexperience has ranged from overseeing healthcare services for humanitarian civilian assistance in Africa to his upcoming role as the health system CEO (Commander) for an ambulatory surgery center, with outlying primary care clinics in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. He has also led organizations that trained and forward deployed battlefield medics and specialty surgical teams to provide healthcare support. Tracy has served in key operational leadership positions in Airborne, Light Infantry, and Special Operations units, with combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting security and stability efforts. Tracy earned an MBA from Indiana University, a master’s in healthcare administration from Baylor University, an MS in national resource strategy from the National Defense University, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Washington. Tracy is board certified in healthcare management and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He is dedicated to promoting healthy families and pursuing actionable and sustainable ways to positively impact the social determinants of health to produce better health outcomes and wellbeing. Tracy is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.