Colonel Elizabeth A. Beal serves as the Defense Health Agency’s Director for the Little Rock Market and the Commander of the 19th Medical Group, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. She oversees the delivery of healthcare services to more than 12,000 empaneled patients and the nearly 44,000 eligible beneficiaries in central Arkansas. She serves as the chief executive officer for an outpatient clinic offering flight medicine, family health, pediatrics, optometry, dental care, mental health, and a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities. Colonel Beal ensures a ready force with fully trained, mission-capable medical professionals to directly support the 19th Airlift Wing (AMC), 314th Airlift Wing (AETC), 189th Airlift Wing (ANG), 913th Airlift Group (AFRC), and 11 tenant units.

Colonel Beal commissioned following award of the Health Professions Scholarship in 2000. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2004 from the Medical College of Ohio. For her Obstetrics and Gynecology post-graduate training, she completed an internship in 2005 at Keesler Medical Center and a residency program in 2008 at Michigan State University. In December 2009, Colonel Beal earned her Board Certification and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Col Beal’s previous tours include various command and leadership positions, including Chief of the Medical Staff, two squadron commands, and as a Division Chief for the Department of the Air Force Surgeon General.

1999 Bachelor of Science Degree, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan
2004 Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
2005 Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
2008 Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
2014 Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
2016 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in correspondence
2018 Certified Physician Executive, Certifying Commission in Medical Management, Tampa, Florida
2020 Masters in Medical Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2021 Masters of Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

1. June 2004 - September 2005, OB/GYN Resident, 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
2. October 2005 - June 2008, OB/GYN Resident, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
3. July 2008 - August 2012, OB/GYN Staff Physician, 59th Maternal Child Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
4. September 2012 - August 2014, OB/GYN Services Medical Director, 96th Surgical Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
5. August 2014 - July 2016, Chief of the Medical Staff, 5th Medical Group, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
6. July 2016 - July 2018, Commander, 19th Medical Operations Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas
7. July 2018 - July 2020, Commander, 59th Medical Specialty Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
8. July 2020 - June 2021, Senior Developmental Education Student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
9. June 2021- June 2022, Chief and Panel Chair, Medical Operations, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, Virginia
10. June 2022 - Present, Commander, 19th Medical Group/Small Market and Military Treatment Facility Director, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Second Lieutenant July 26, 2000
Captain June 4, 2004
Major June 4, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel June 4, 2016
Colonel May 31, 2021

(Current as of May 2023)