John A. Becker is the former Director of Facilities for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia. He was responsible for planning, programming, funding, and constructing the Department of Defense’s medical infrastructure valued at over $32 billion (B). He had responsibility for over $10B in current and future facility requirements and an annual facility support and capital budget of over $2B. He was also the Clinical BRAC Program Director for the Military Health System, responsible for over $3.7B in BRAC related construction in the National Capital Region and San Antonio, TX.
Mr. Becker has a broad base of expertise and experience in Corporate Medical Facilities Life Cycle Management within the Department of Defense, including health facility planning, long and short range strategic planning, facility requirements development, programming, construction, facility management, operations and maintenance, and budgeting. His education includes a Masters in Healthcare Administration, Baylor University, Waco, TX, and a Bachelor of Arts, University of Delaware, Biology (With Honors), Newark, DE. Prior to 2006, Mr. Becker served in a variety of key leadership positions during his 29 year career as an Army Medical Service Corps Officer. His past military facilities-related positions include Assistant Chief of Staff, Installations, Environment, and Facilities Management, U.S. Army MEDCOM, San Antonio, TX, and Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington DC.
Past Department of Defense civilian positions include Chief, Requirements Development, Portfolio Planning and Management Division, Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity, Washington DC, and Regional Facility Director, Great Plains Regional Medical Command, San Antonio, TX. Past military assignments also include Deputy Commander for Administration, Ft. Eustis Community Hospital, VA; Commander, 236th Air Ambulance Company, 7th Corps, during Gulf War I; and the Commander, 21st Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Hood, TX. Certifications include Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives, and former Preceptor, U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration.