ballard Colonel Timothy D. Ballard hales from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska and is the Commander, 10th Medical Group, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. As the USAFA Command Surgeon and Senior Market Manager for the Colorado Springs Multiservice Market, Col Ballard ensures healthcare for 27,000 active duty, retirees and their families in addition to 4,500 cadets and future leaders of the USAF. He oversees regional medical care for over 145,000 eligible beneficiaries and ensures deployment preparedness of 700 medics.

Col Ballard entered the Air Force in July 1984 as a cadet at the US Air Force Academy and graduated with a degree in Biology in 1988. In 1992, he graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. This was followed by the completion of a 3-year residency in Family Practice at Travis AFB, CA in 1995.

His first operational assignment was as a family physician at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany. During this tour, he completed the Aerospace Medicine Primary course at Brooks AFB, TX and received his flight surgeon wings in May 1996. In August 1997, he was assigned to the 11th Medical Group, Bolling AFB, DC as a family physician and subsequently as the base flight surgeon. After 15 months, he was transferred to the Pentagon flight medicine clinic as Chief,
clinical services. During this tour, he provided medical care for the Offices of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff and also became the personal physician to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From 2001-2004, he was then assigned to Mountain Home AFB where he supported Operations Brightstar, Noble Eagle, Maple Flag, and Southern Watch. He also deployed to Prince Sultan AB, KSA during Operation Enduring Freedom as the Chief of Flight Medicine. In August 2004, he was assigned as Chief, Aeromedical Services (SGP) and Flight Medicine Flight Commander at Langley AFB, VA. He was then selected for AFIT training and attended the University of Cincinnati where he completed his second residency in Occupational Medicine. In August 2008, he assumed command of the 3rd AMDS, which later became the 673rd AMDS as part of Joint Basing reorganization.

As a senior flight surgeon, Col Ballard has over 700 flying hours in various aircraft including the C-12, C-17, C-130, C-21, C-32, F-15, F-16, and KC-135. He is board certified in Family Practice (1995) and Occupational Medicine (2008) and currently maintains his Ohio medical licensure.


1988 Bachelor of Science, Biology, United States Air Force Academy, CO
1992 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD
1995 Family Practice Residency (Staff Physician), David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA
1996 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course (Flight Surgeon Wings), USAFSAM, Brooks AFB, TX
2001 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2006 Air War College, Correspondence
2008 Occupational Medicine Residency/MS Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


1. July 1984-August 1988, Cadet, United States Air Force Academy, CO
2. August 1988-May 1992, Medical Student, USUHS, MD
3. June 1992-July 1995, Family Practice Resident, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA
4. August 1995-August 1997, Family Physician, Rhein-Main AB, Germany
5. August 1997-January 1999, Family Physician, Flight Surgeon, Bolling AFB, DC
6. January 1999-August 2001, Flight Surgeon, USAF Flight Medicine Clinic, Pentagon, DC
7. August 2001-August 2004, SME Flight Surgeon, 22 ARS, Mountain Home AFB, ID; later, SME Flight Surgeon 389 FS/Chief, Aeromedical Services 366 MDG, Mountain Home AFB, ID
8. August 2004-July 2006, Chief, Aeromedical Services (SGP)/Flight Medicine Flight Commander 1 MDG, Langley AFB, VA
9. July 2006-July 2008, AFIT Student, Occupational Medicine Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
10. August 2008-June 2011, Commander, 3rd/673rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS), Elmendorf AFB/Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
11. June 2011 - Present, Commander 10th Medical Group, USAF Academy Colorado


Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters


2nd Lieutenant 4 Aug 1988
Captain 16 May 1992
Major 12 May 1998
Lieutenant Colonel 31 May 2003
Colonel 31 May 2009

(Current as of June 2011)
10th Air Base Wing > Medical Group Commander
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