CGO of the Year

Capt. Michael Kraft

Capt. Michael Kraft

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Capt. Michael Kraft, the chief of hospital services at the 920th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, was named the 920th Rescue Wing’s Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2016. Kraft provided 548 medical evaluations and ensured more than 700 Reservists were deployment and mission ready. In addition, he managed nearly a dozen line-of-duty cases and two medical boards, and reviewed 20 waivers and 367 profiles. Under his leadership, the squadron’s patient capacity doubled, and customer satisfaction ratings increased to 99 percent. Outside his Air Force Reserve career, Kraft completed a one-year sports medicine residency and as a subject matter expert taught 129 medical residents and students from three different medicine specialty programs. He also published a case presentation in a nationally recognized journal, was a key speaker at a regional conference for American College of Sports Medicine, and is starting a homeless clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.