Commodore (Retired) Hans Jung
Former Surgeon General, Canadian Forces Health Services
As a physician leader, Hans has had many leadership roles in the Canadian Forces throughout his career, ultimately becoming the most senior healthcare leader in the CF as the Surgeon General and Commander of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group. He was responsible for comprehensive health care of military personnel, including rehabilitation and mental health programs, both in Canada and abroad in operational setting. Of note, he oversaw health care to CF soldiers in Afghanistan and the health care support to the Canadian humanitarian assistance mission in Haiti. As Surgeon General, he was also responsible for education, training and regulation of all military healthcare professionals and the quality of care in the CF. He oversaw the development and licensure of many unique medical countermeasures against CBRN threats not available in the civilian sector. Among the achievements, he is very proud to be the "father" of Physician Assistants in Canada having been the lead in introducing this profession to Canada based on the military Physician Assistant profession in the Canadian Forces. He was also responsible for the Introduction of the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation environment (CAREN) system to the Canada. Under his tenure, the CF healthcare system was the first pan Canadian primary and ambulatory care system to be accredited by Accreditation Canada, encompassing over 42 different clinical sites across Canada. He was also the executive champion that delivered a fully operational electronic health information system with a PACS to the CF that is connected across Canada and overseas including at sea on board Canadian war ships. He was also the conceptual developer and actively engaged in the creation of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Healthcare Research. Commodore Jung, being of Korean heritage, was the first and only Canadian of visible minority group to become Surgeon General and a general/flag officer in the Canadian Forces history.