This dude is a flat out stud, trust me, I saw him on TV and read his Wikipedia:
Jerome M. Adams is an American anesthesiologist and a vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who currently serves as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as the Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017. On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Adams to become Surgeon General of the United States. Adams was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017. He assumed office on September 5, 2017.
I wonder what happens if someone in Army gets appointed Surgeon General, do they get saluted by real generals and such? I should join army, become a doctor, and get appointed so I can find out.
In October 2014, Adams was appointed Indiana State Health Commissioner, the second African-American to serve in this position. He was originally appointed by Governor Mike Pence and re-appointed by newly elected Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017. In this role, he oversaw the Public Health Protection and Laboratory Services, Health and Human Services, Health Care Quality and Regulatory, and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commissions; he also served as secretary of Indiana State Department of Health’s executive board, as chairman of the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee, as President of the Healthy Hoosier Foundation, and as co-chairman of the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative Governing Council.
He’s is a Pence guy, eh?
On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Adams as the next Surgeon General of the United States. He was confirmed to the position on August 3, 2017. Upon his confirmation, Adams noted that addressing the opioid epidemic along with untreated mental illness would be two of his major priorities.
How’s that going?