Dr. Charles Beadling
Doctor Charles W Beadling is currently the Director, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The CDHAM serves as a focal point of expertise for the Department of Defense in the medical aspects of humanitarian assistance and disaster response, which are critical components of the evolving missions in Security, Stability, Transition and Reconstruction Operations. Dr. Beadling was commissioned in the Air Force in 1975 after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences at USAFA. In 1980, he entered the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. After completing medical school, he had numerous operational, leadership and command assignments until his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, as a Colonel, effective 1 March 2009. His deployment experience includes Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.