Colonel James P. Moreland served as the Chief, Medical Logistics Division, Headquarters Air Force Medical Support Agency, Office of the Surgeon General from 1999 to 2002. He was the overall director of medical logistics activities for the Air Force. Colonel Moreland was responsible for providing major policy interface between the Air Force Medical Service, Defense Logistics Agency, and with Army and Navy counterparts. He provided procedural guidance and managerial surveillance of worldwide medical logistics activities to include war readiness programs, automated systems, inventory control, equipment acquisitions, maintenance and control programs, services contracting, plant maintenance and facilities management operations.
Colonel Moreland was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps in April 1979 from the rank of Technical Sergeant after seven years enlisted service in the Air Force. He served at base, major command, and HQ USAF levels in a variety of healthcare executive positions, with specialization in Medical Logistics. He is a Certified Healthcare Executive and Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
1977 Bachelor of arts degree (criminal justice), University of LaVerne, California
1979 Master of public administration degree, Golden Gate University, California
1979 Health services administration, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1980 Air Force medical logistics internship, Carswell AFB, Texas
1983 Defense Personnel Support Center medical logistics training program, Phila, PA
1983 Management of defense acquisition contracts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvan
1990 Defense small purchases, Honolulu, Hawaii
1990 Air Command and Staff College
1995 87th Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, George Washington Univ.D.C.
1996 Air War College
After retirement from the Air Force, Colonel Moreland relocated from the Washington DC area to San Antonio TX, where he was employed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a Senior Medical Supply Chain Consultant (2002-2011). He was the SAIC Program Manager for DoD/VA Medical Logistics Data Synchronization. The Data Sync Program provided web based tools including eZ SAVe and MEDPDB that resulted in more than $100 million dollars in documented savings for the DoD and Department of Veterans Affairs. MEDPDB was deployed worldwide to all DoD and DVA MTFs, as well as to field units in both Afghanistan and Iraq where it was and is still used to synchronize the requirements of deployed units with their individual supply chains.