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Maj Gen Sean Murphy, USAF, Ret.

Maj Gen Sean Murphy, USAF, Ret.

Maj. Gen. (ret) Sean L. Murphy retired as the Deputy Surgeon General, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. He directed operations of the Air Force Medical Service, composed of a $6.1 billion, 44,000 person integrated health care delivery system serving 2.6 million beneficiaries at 76 military treatment facilities worldwide. He oversaw the daily functions of the Air Force Surgeon General's office with offices in Washington, D.C., Fort Detrick, Maryland, Falls Church, Virginia and San Antonio, Texas. Included in these functions were clinical operations and quality, aeromedical evacuation, global force management, readiness, strategic medical plans, programs and budget, medical force management and medical information systems management. General Murphy coordinated AFMS operations through major commands, joint service agencies, the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), the Defense Health Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

General Murphy is a 1981 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and obtained his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. General Murphy is board certified in pediatrics, qualified in aerospace medicine and has a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He has commanded at the flight, squadron and group levels in both the deployed and home station environments. General Murphy has served at the Joint Combatant Command level as the U.S. Southern Command Surgeon and previously as the Pacific Air Force Command Surgeon, the Air Force Medical Operations Agency Commander and the Air Combat Command Surgeon.

He married Karen Clarke (now Karen Murphy) in 1984.  They have a married son and daughter and two granddaughters and plan on spending the rest of their life in Wilmington, NC enjoying family, life and serving the community and those in need.  

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