Donald A. Diesel, P.H.D.
Don Diesel joined the Alaska Structures team in 2004 with the launch of the BLU-MED Response Systems Division to provide deployable medical facility technology to government agencies and civilian organizations worldwide.
During his military career, Dr. Diesel was key in the development and operational implementation of the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) mobile medical system.
In his current position, Dr. Diesel directs the Division’s sales, production, and customer service of disaster medical facilities and leads development of new systems and capabilities. Since its establishment, his division has provided dozens of mobile medical facilities to government agencies, private industry, and non-government organizations. He directed the sale and delivery of three 200-bed mobile field hospitals through an $18 million dollar contract with the State of California. Dr. Diesel has maintained operational experience in recent years with deployments following disasters in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China, Haiti, Chile, Kenya, and Jordan. During these efforts he has directed the establishment of a variety of BLU-MED deployable medical facilities.
Areas of Expertise
1998 - 2000Assigned to the Air Expeditionary Forces Battlelab and a member of the USAF Team that developed the EMEDS program.
2000 - 2002Squadron commander of aeromedical operations, responsible for directing clinical, occupational, public health, and medical readiness activities at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
Post 9/11Deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar as Medical Group Commander over one of the first operational EMEDS where he directed healthcare services supporting over 1,500 deployed military personnel.
- Retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel
- Doctorate in Physiology from Colorado State University