COL Stuart W. Baker

COL Stuart W. Baker

Dates of Service: Nov 1970 - Dec 1999
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  • 2LT Nov 70
  • 1LT Nov 71
  • CPT Nov 74
  • MAJ May 82
  • LTC Jan 89
  • COL Jan 94
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Jun 1970

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I am currently retired with my family as my first priority. I developed respect and interest in the military and the US Army early on. I attended undergraduate school at the Nation’s oldest Private Military University, Norwich University graduating DMS, DMG. After 29 years on Active Duty I transitioned my experience to the commercial work successfully leading 3 top-rated organizations.

Military Experiences

May 1997 - Sep 1999
Director, Center for Healthcare Education & Studies
Served US Army Surgeon General, LTG Ronald Blanck, as a senior advisor for healthcare analysis for managed care/purchased care provided through the MHS TRICARE program; concurrently served MG James B. Peake at the AMEDD Center and School leading schoolhouse strategic planning, the AMEDD Studies Program and the US Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Health Care Administration. Results: - Led the establishment of the AMEDD Knowledge Management program employing collaborative tools to engage new students through distance learning. - Enabled the school to reduce course length and save travel dollars through programmatic use of DL - Revised the curriculum of medical training programs to incorporate distributive learning
Nov 1994 - May 1997
Chief Information Officer
Assigned to the Army Surgeon General, he was responsible for financial planning, policy, program development, and strategic oversight of all AMEDD information management activities, including architecture, and military and civilian career human resource management. Direct oversight of 22 personnel as well as guiding the execution of the annual AMEDD IM/IT budget of more than $150 million applied to all Army hospitals and clinics worldwide. Results: - Established the 1st AMEDD program (FYDP) to support medical combat communications integration from the battlefield to the sustaining base of operations - Guided the technical solution and fund the early telemedicine efforts in Bosnia - Responsible for the AMEDD deployment of CHCS I to all Army MTF - Served as Chief of Staff for Task Force Me
Aug 1988 - Jun 1994
Assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health, Colonel Baker reported to RADM Harold Koenig Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Services Operations. His responsibilities ranged from development of policy for MHS and TRICARE reimbursement, to systems development and econometric modeling of future health care delivery. Organized and led the reorganization and sustainment of the Defense Medical Information System (DMIS). Supervised 18 direct report personnel on the Resource Analysis and Management Systems staff. Staff responsibilites included contract oversight for 110 full-time-equivalent contract staff that represented various D/SIDDOMS contractors. Served as one of the principal contributors that created the basic tenets/provisions of the TRICARE pro
Jul 1978 - Jul 1981
West Point MEDDAC
Chief Patient Administration Division
Healthcare administrator for Inpatient and Ambulatory services, medical records documentation and coding. Served as the Surgeon USMA’s designate on the USMA Academic Board and Admissions committee. Provided medical standards consultation to the Surgeon USMA in medically qualifying applicants for admission to USMA and subsequently commissioning. Functioned as the Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO) managing Line of Duty Determinations, Medical Evaluation Boards and entry to the Physical Disability Evaluation System for active duty and reserve members in the region.


(1 year, 1 month)
Nov 1973 - Nov 1974
South korea
South Korea
Detachment Commander, Air Evacuation, Patient Administration and Medical Operations Assistant.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

May 1996 - Jun 1996

Interagency Institute for Federal Health Executives

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Aug 1973 - Nov 1973

Patient Administration Course

Aug 1971 - Oct 1971

Chemical, Biological, Radiological Officer Basic

Apr 1971 - Jun 1971

Army Medical Officer Orientation Course

Nov 1970 - Feb 1971

Armor Officer School

Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1966 - 1970

Norwich University

Bachelor's Degree, Psychology

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