Kevin F. Riley, PhD (Lt Col (ret), USAF)

Kevin F. Riley, PhD (Lt Col (ret), USAF)

Name: Kevin F. Riley, PhD (Lt Col (ret), USAF)

Department of Primary Appointment:
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Acting Chief of Staff

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As the Chief of Staff for CGHE, Dr. Riley is responsible for the managerial oversight of Center activities, and developing Global Health Engagement (GHE) activities for a variety of projects within select regional combatant commands in the areas of disaster preparedness/response, public and environmental health, and civil-military operations. He also serves as the practicum site preceptor for select student programs that include medical student electives, Master of Public Health (MPH) practicum programs, and resident electives in disaster preparedness and complex humanitarian emergencies.

Dr. Riley retired from the US Air Force, Medical Service Corps, with experience in health services, humanitarian assistance and contingency operations planning. He has held leadership positions in the field, in academia, and at the strategic level culminating with an assignment as the Chief of Special Operation Forces medical education for US Special Operations Command. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and to over 45 nations worldwide. He has coordinated and executed several military humanitarian assistance missions and served in major contingency operations in Panama, Haiti, Kosovo, and Iraq.