Major Gen. George A. Alexander, M.D., (Ret.) After 26 years of military service, in November 2005 Major General George A. Alexander, M.D. retired as the Deputy Surgeon General for the Army National Guard, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Washington D.C. In this role he championed health and medical readiness policies for Army National Guard (ARNG) soldiers. He served as principal advisor to the U.S. Army Surgeon General on all aspects of readiness and structure of ARNG assets. He advised on the medical readiness, deployability, health status and access to care of more than 350,000 ARNG soldiers, including dental readiness, TRICARE eligibility and community based healthcare organizations for the ARNG, In addition, he successfully led strategic problem solving sessions with ARNG state surgeons from the 54 states and territories. He commanded military hospitals in Delaware and Maryland. Major General George A. Alexander completed premedical studies at Columbia University, the M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine, postgraduate radiation oncology training at M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, advanced biostatistics training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.