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Rear Admiral Christine S. Hunter

Career assignments: Rear Admiral Hunter is the Medical Director of the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. As Deputy Director of TRICARE Management Activity from 2009-2011, she coordinated health care for 9.6 million military beneficiaries and managed a $22B portfolio. Previously, she served as Director, Medical Services at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Pacific Fleet Surgeon, then as Commanding Officer of Naval Hospital Bremerton. After promotion to Rear Admiral and Chief of Staff for the Navy’s medical headquarters, Dr. Hunter organized medical support for tsunami and hurricane relief and developed the Navy’s Pandemic Flu Response Plan. In the top leadership role at Navy Medicine West/Naval Medical Center San Diego, she launched a nationally acclaimed center for wounded warrior care that ranks among the best military hospitals for combined quality, population health, and business performance. Awards: Fellow and Laureate of the American College of Physicians; Humanitarian Award, Boston University.

Education: B.A. and M.D., Boston University, where she is recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus.