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Col. Joseph C. Alexander

Colonel Joseph C. Alexander was raised in northern Michigan and calls Mackinaw City home. He was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer from Central Michigan University in 2000, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration.

Colonel Alexander’s first assignment was as the Battalion Maintenance Officer with the 168th Area Support Medical Battalion in Taegu, Korea. He was then assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, where he attended flight school. Following graduation from the Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course in 2002, he served as a Forward Support Medical Team Leader and then Headquarters Platoon Leader for the 159th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) in Wiesbaden, Germany. He deployed to Iraq in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I. In 2005, Colonel Alexander was assigned to the 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) in Katterbach, Germany, where he served as the Executive Officer and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. He was later selected to Command the United States Army Air Ambulance Detachment, 1-228th Aviation at Soto Cano Airbase, Honduras. Following Command, Colonel Alexander earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2012, with concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Strategic Leadership from the Pennsylvania State University. He was selected in 2012 to Command the United States Army Air Ambulance Detachment, Flatiron, at Fort Rucker where his unit provided Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) and crash rescue support in lower Alabama and MEDEVAC support to the Army Rangers training in north Georgia.

In 2015, Colonel Alexander served as the Assistant Product Manager for MEDEVAC at Redstone Arsenal. Colonel Alexander was selected in 2016 to serve as the Director for the Patient Evacuation Coordination Cell for the Afghanistan Theater. In 2017, Colonel Alexander was then selected to serve as the Product Director for Multinational Aviation Special Project Office, Scout/Attack. He led a team that provided 12 non-standard aviation platforms and services to over 22 countries around the world. Colonel Alexander assumed the charter of the UH-60M Blackhawk Product Office in 2020 and led the organization until 2023. His team negotiated the tenth Blackhawk Multiyear production contract, developed a comprehensive modernization strategy, and postured the Blackhawk for decades of continued success.

COL Alexander is a Master Army Aviator qualified in the UH-60A/L/M, UH-1, Bell 206, and LUH-72 platforms. He has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and the Master Army Aviator Badge.

Colonel Alexander is married to Tiffany Alexander, and they have one son, Blaine Alexander.