Military Advisory Board
The Patriot Support Programs Advisory Board is comprised of six distinguished retired service members from various branches of the U.S. military that offer their insights and recommendations. We thank them for their service and value their contributions as we continuously evolve our offerings in support of the men, women, and families of the Armed Forces.
Advisory Board Members
The Honorable Michael Kussman, MC, Under Secretary for VA Health (Retired), Brigadier General, United States Army
Brigadier General Michael Kussman completed 37 years of distinguished government service in May, 2009. As the Under Secretary for VA Health (Retired), he led the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system. The Veterans Health Administration directly employs more than 250,000 healthcare professionals at more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community and facility-based clinics, nursing homes, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers and various other facilities.
Lieutenant General (Retired) James Roudebush, MC, United States Air Force
Lieutenant General James Roudebush retired from 34 years of active-duty military service in August of 2009. His last assignment was serving as Surgeon General of the Air Force in Washington D.C. Following his retirement, Dr. Roudebush became a Senior Partner in Martin, Blanck & Associates (MB&A). In November 2011, Dr. Roudebush was selected to become president of the firm.
Vice Admiral (Retired) David Frost, United States Navy
Vice Admiral David Frost retired in 1996 after 33 years of service in the U.S. Navy. His final military assignment was Deputy Commander of the U.S. Space Command and Vice Commander of NORAD. Other military assignments included Director of Operations for U.S. European Command, Commander of Carrier Group Eight, Commander of Naval Space Command, Captain of USS Seattle and USS Saratoga, Commander of two fighter squadrons and Commander of Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).
Rear Admiral (Retired) William McDaniel, MC, United States Navy
Rear Admiral William McDaniel served for 30 years in a variety of locations such as Vietnam, Spain, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. He had a total of five commands and assumed command of the Naval Hospital in Charleston, S.C. in 1988, which became a key medical facility during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. He was selected as Rear Admiral in 1989. In June of 1990, he became the surgeon for the U.S. Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.
Major General (Retired) Jerry L. Fenwick, MC, United States Air Force, Air National Guard
Major General Jerry L. Fenwick retired in 2021 after 35 years of service in both the U.S. Army and Air Force. His final assignment was as Director, Office of the Joint Surgeon and Surgeon General of the National Guard, Washington, DC. His career as an Emergency Medicine Physician has included multiple deployments with a focus on austere medicine and patient movement.
Major (Retired) James Ramsey, United States Army
Major James Ramsey served 22 years in the U.S. Army Medical Department. He was a highly decorated combat medic Vietnam who served with the 1st Cavalry Division doing MEDVAC rescues from 1968 to 1969. In 1992, he founded Medical Services International, Inc. (MSI). He has been involved in various sectors of the healthcare field. MSI is a management consulting firm with a unique focus on the federal healthcare sector, most specifically with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.