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Master Sergeant - Air Force

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Michael's Story

MSgt Michael T. Broughman is the Anesthesia Flight Chief, 96th Surgical Operations Squadron, 96 th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He manages pre and post-operative anesthesia care and pain management services in the delivery of healthcare to over 92,000 eligible beneficiaries. His flight provides agile expeditionary support to peacetime contingency operations, as well as wartime deployments. He oversees the daily operations for more than 50 staff member encompassing anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, nurses, pain physicians, psychologists and medical technicians.


Michael entered the Air Force in August of 1995. He has served in multiple special duty assignments, as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician Instructor and Evaluator. He served as the Lead Aeromedical Evacuation Planner at the Tanker Airlift Control center and then spearheaded Homeland Security Initiatives and Negotiated International Medical Evacuations as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the United States Transportation Command Surgeon General. He has deployed multiple times in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, OPERATION NEW DAWN, OPERATION NORTHERN WATCH and deployed in 2010 with the task of handling all CENTCOM patient movement as Senior Enlisted Leader of the Joint Patient Movement Requirements Center.

Michael obtained his Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration Management from Park University (Magna Cum Laude). He then received his Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management with honors from the American Military University. Michael is also the first and only Air Force enlisted member to complete the Naval Post Graduate School, Healthcare Simulation and Modeling Certification Program, in conjunction with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, with a 4.0 GPA.

Michael is married to the former Mary Frances Vest of Eagle Rock, VA. They have one child together: Kaleigh. Michael has two children from a previous marriage, Michael Jr. and Alexys.

Because of his courage to accept the help he needed and his openness to receive a wheelchair from Wheelchairs for Warriors, Michael is able to show others who struggle with disabilities that even heroes can be in a wheelchair and ROLL STRONG!

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