Vice Admiral Raquel C Bono

Defense Health Agency
Commissioned in June 1979, Vice Admiral Bono obtained her baccalaureate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at Texas Tech University. She completed a surgical internship and a General Surgery residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and a Trauma and Critical Care fellowship at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. Her senior officer assignments include: Executive Assistant to the 35th Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville; Chief of Staff, Deputy Director Tricare Management Activity; Deputy Director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy, Chief of Naval Operations; Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command; Director, National Capital Region Medical Directorate, Defense Health Agency and the 11th Chief, Navy Medical Corps. Vice Admiral Bono is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and has an Executive MBA from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Her personal decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal (three), Legion of Merit Medal (four), Meritorious Service Medal (two), and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two).