Colonel George L. Bondar is the mobilization assistant to the Commander, 59th Medical Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Colonel Bondar was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He graduated from The University of Saskatchewan in 1975. Prior to entering medical school, Colonel Bondar was employed as an in-house engineering management consultant for the Corporation of the City of Calgary and also as a university lecturer in business administration. He completed medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His internship and residency in dermatology were completed at Deaconess Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo. This was followed by a dermatologic surgery fellowship at the Stough Clinic in Hot Springs, Ark. Colonel Bondar also completed a preventive medicine-occupational/ environmental residency at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh and a family practice residency at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, Ohio.
Colonel Bondar entered the Air Force as a general medical officer via direct civilian appointment in 1989 at the 911th Tactical Airlift Group Clinic, 911th Tactical Airlift Group, Pittsburgh International Airport, Pa. He volunteered for active duty during the Persian Gulf War and served as the squadron medical element flight surgeon with the 328th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 914th Tactical Airlift Group, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, N.Y. As a traditional reservist, he has served the 914th Airlift Wing as squadron medical element flight surgeon; chief, aeromedical services; special assistant to wing commander-medical services; and during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as expeditionary medical group commander, Seeb North, Air Base, Oman. Colonel Bondar has deployed to the Balkans on numerous occasions in support of Operations Provide Promise, Joint Guard and Joint Forge. He is the first Air Force Reserve flight surgeon graduate of the Advanced Airlift Training and Tactics Course. As a civilian, he is employed as a dermatologic and Mohs skin cancer surgeon in Tampa, Fla.
1975 Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
1978 Master of Business Administration degree, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Wash.
1983 Master of Health Administration degree, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
1987 Doctor of Osteopathy, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W.V.
1988 Rotating Internship, Deaconess Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.
1989 Family Practice Residency, Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, Cuyahoga, Falls, Ohio
1990 Master of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pa
1990 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course
1991 Squadron Officer School, correspondence program
1992 Preventive Medicine-(Occupational) Residency, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1992 Advanced Airlift Training and Tactics Course, St. Joseph, Mo.
1995 Dermatology Residency, Deaconess Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.
1996 Air Command and Staff College (Joint), correspondence program
1996 Advanced Certificate in Economics, the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
1996 Dermatologic Surgery Fellow, the Stough Clinic, Hot Springs, Ark.
1998 Air War College, correspondence program
2004 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B-hons), the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, United Kingdom