Dr. Bograkos received his Disaster and CBRNE training during his 28 years of military service. He has served both the Army and the U.S. Air Force as a military Flight Surgeon and Family Practice and Emergency Medicine physician. Dr. Bograkos served with a Special Operations WMD Detachment prior to and during the Millennium. He served in the Balkans as a Division Surgeon, NATO Multi-national Peacekeeper from September 2001 to April 2002. He chaired the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOF EMT-P) Curriculum Examination Board for the Advanced Tactical Practitioner from 2004 to 2006. He served in the Pentagon's Civil Military Emergency Preparedness office as a Bioterrorism/ Medical Consultant for the Black Sea Initiative and briefed at the First Interpol Global Conference on Preventing Bioterrorism in Lyon, France (2005).
He has lectured on CBRNE terrorism and Disaster Preparedness in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Peacekeeping), in Estonia (State Partnership Program), in the Netherlands (Dutch Urban Warfare Seminar). He has given presentations to the Special Operations Medical Association, and for various law enforcement agencies. He has been an Instructor with the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training since 2002 and served as the Chief Medical Officer & Chemical- Biological Expert Consultant to the Director of Operations, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security (2003-2004). He has served on the Civil Law Enforcement Military Cooperation Committee of the International Association for Chiefs of Police, facilitating the WMD for the Law Enforcement Executive course through Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice and the FEMA Healthcare Leadership Training program at the Noble DHS Training Site in Anniston, Alabama.
In September of 2005, he returned to active duty service and focused on the "Homecoming" of our returning Soldiers. His efforts were directed towards bridging trauma care with physical and psychological recovery. He served as the Chief Warrior Transition Division, Clinical Operations, for the North Atlantic Region Medical Command (2006- 2009).
In 2006, he was awarded the "Dr. Robert Aranosian Award for Excellence in EMS." He served on the ACOEP Board of Directors (2006-2009), and the Board of Directors and as chair for the International EMS committee for the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (2009-2011). He has been a member of the World Association for Disaster & Emergency Medicine since 1994 and served on its Board of Directors (2007-2011). Dr. Bograkos was appointed to the American Osteopathic Association Bureau on Scientific Affairs & Public Health in 2008 (two terms - 2008-2013).
Dr. Bograkos is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physician's EMS Committee, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physician's Public Health Committee, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine Board of Trustees. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Brain Injury Association.
Colonel Bograkos graduated from the U.S. Naval War College "with distinction" in 2009, and received his MA in National Security & Strategic Studies (AOS Irregular Warfare / narco-terrorism) "with distinction" in 2011. He is a Clinical Professor of Medical Military Science, Family Practice, and Emergency Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine
emergency medicine and disaster preparedness.