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EXECUTIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MIKE PODOJIL graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  While at Eastern, Mike was a Division III NCFA All-American wide receiver for the university football team and attended R.O.T.C. at the University of Connecticut.  During college Mike served in the Army National Guard and received his commission as a Combat Engineer as a second lieutenant in an Engineering Battalion.

Upon graduation in 1986, Mike was re-commissioned on active duty in the Medical Service Corps and attended his Officer Basic Course (OBC) at Fort Sam Houston Texas.  After OBC his first assignment was with the 2nd/70th Armor Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia.  Additionally, Mike had assignments at Fort Gordon, Georgia; Yongsan, South Korea; Fort McClellan, Alabama; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Texas San Antonio.  As a Captain, Mike was selected for Long Term Civilian Schooling where he received his Masters of Health Administration & Policy from The George Washington University in 1996. While on active duty, he had three company commands, two battalion commands and has also served as the Deputy Commander for Administration for General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. Mike retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in July 2006.

Throughout Mike’s career his focus was multi-functional operations taking on the role of managing Operations, Personnel, Logistics, and Resource Management for each assignment.  He is the holder of the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Airborne Badge and Air Assault Badge, he has numerous awards and decorations and was selected as the recipient of 1991 Eight United States Army General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Mike’s proudest achievement in the Army was conceiving of and operating the inaugural Expert Field Medical Competition (EFMC) at Fort McClellan, Alabama in 1994,  The EFMC became an annual competition at Fort Sam Houston, challenging the top 50 Army medics to determine the most outstanding medic for the year. Since retiring, Mike has worked as a Government Civilian as the Program Manager for the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center and with Evolvent Technologies as the Operations Director before coming to HFS.

CREDENTIALS

Masters of Health Services Administration & Policy - The George Washington University

Bachelors, Biology - Eastern Connecticut State University

Project Management Professional