68: Advancing Military Medicine, with Joseph Caravalho, Jr., M.D., MG, U.S. Army, (Ret.), President and CEO, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Meet Retired Major General Joe Caravalho, Jr., M.D.:
Retired Major General Joe Caravalho, Jr., M.D., is the CEO of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) for the Advancement of Military Medicine. Prior to joining HJF, Dr. Caravalho served in the U.S. Army in various position for over 30 years, including Joint Staff Surgeon and Chief Medical Adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dr. Caravalho received a Bachelor’s in Math from Gonzaga University, a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and an M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine.
Retired Major General Joe Caravalho, Jr., M.D. has led a distinguished leadership career in and supporting the U.S. Military.
- Career Development. In your early career focus on establishing technical expertise. As your career progresses, continue to develop new skills, particularly related to leading people. The skills necessary for one promotion may not be enough for the next. (24:06)
- Mentorship. Dr. Caravalho never asked for help or sought out mentorship. He was fortunate to have a commanding officer begin a mentorship relationship without him even realizing. He advises young leaders to not be like him, and instead seek out mentorship relationships early and throughout your career. (26:21)
- Henry M. Jackson Foundation Explained. HJF is a civilian not-for-profit organization that partners with the military to facilitate multi-year studies and programs. Their research priorities align with the dynamic priorities of the Department of Defense. For example, HJF is currently focused on vaccines and disease prevention. (1:58)