Col Robert Lucania

Col Robert Lucania

Dates of Service: Jan 1974 - Aug 2010
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Commissioning Source:  Direct Commission, Aug 1982

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Robert is a Leadership Facilitator. During his military career he was a Physical Therapist, Executive Advisor, Chief of Human Resources, Commander and Chief Physical Medicine Consultant to USAF Surgeon General. Following retirement, he Directed Army Bavaria's MTBI Program. He conducts research and lectures on health and leadership decision-making. He resides in Germany with his German wife Ursula.

Military Experiences

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010
60 MDG
Commander
- Supervised 453 professionals & regulated a $66,000,000 budget w/zero deficit - Directed $10,000,000 medical research, collaborated w/other national agencies - Defined world Air Force physical medicine career tracks & skill competencies - Briefed congressional leaders on AF medical accomplishments & objectives - Guided division in 7 national inspections, zero discrepancies, 8 best practices - Regulated services at 60 locations, established policy, State & national impacts - Authored paper on tasks in conflicts, reduced patient medical evacuations 50% - Defined Air Force staffing strengths & degree programs, targets 100% accurate
Aug 2007 - Aug 2008
60 MDG
Commander
- Supervised 378 professionals & regulated a $18,000,000 budget with zero deficits - Presided over blood delivery lean event, reduced emergency turnaround 60% - Initiated 2 VA/Air Force surgery partnerships, saved $2,000,000 annually - Negotiated requirement for neurosurgery in Alaska, saved $1,000,000 annually - Investigated work flows, increased productivity 56%, reduced medical errors 50% - Wrote operating room efficiency paper, catalyst for standard metrics collection - Air Force subject matter expert, mentored 380 personnel at 60 world locations
Aug 2005 - Aug 2007
60 MDG
Flight Commander
Led 26 employees in physical/occupational therapy, orthotics laboratory & 1 internship program w/$364,000 budget at largest Air Force Medical Group. Performed evidence-based diagnostic evaluation and treatment for neurological & musculoskeletal patients.
Aug 2002 - Aug 2005
633 MDG
Flight Commander
Led 45 employees in 12 surgical directorates with $3,500,000 budget at Air Combat Command’s busiest Medical Group. Performed evidence-based diagnostic evaluations and treatment for neurological and musculoskeletal patients. Medical Group Disaster Control Representative and Executive Advisor to MDG Commander for BSC affairs mentoring 35 officers in 15 career fields.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Army Action Officer Course

Mar 2015 - Sep 2016

Army Supervisor Course

Jan 2015

Army Health Administrator Course

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013

Army Management Development Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Nov 2014

Leadership Challenge Facilitator Course

Certifications

May 1982

Physical Therapy

Foreign Language Skills

2019

German (1/1)

Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

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