RINGKNOCKER Virtual Meetup #11 with Bob Adams
Bob Adams (USNA ’73) is a fifth-generation career military officer and fourth-generation Academy grad. His grandfather VADM Smedberg III was superintendent and has the Navy Stadium entrance named in his honor. He went to BUD/S after one SWO tour (DD-718) and served twelve years on SEAL teams before switching services as an O-5 and accepting an Army medical school scholarship as an O-1. In between various clinical commands, Bob served as Command Surgeon for US Army Delta Force, providing rapid deployment special forces combat medical services worldwide.
Bob deployed to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne to build and operate a forward area combat clinic. While deployed he brought 700 Iraqi physicians to Baghdad for that nation’s first medical conference in 25 years. In his final Army job he ran the Department of Deployment Health for Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, caring for soldiers en route to and from Iraq and Afghanistan.
After retiring from the army as a full-bird Colonel, Bob built and operated both a full-service family clinic and a multi-specialty medical facility in Knightdale, NC. He is the author of two books based on his experiences and has now retired from his medical practice to enjoy the life of a free-range medical consultant.
There’s a global pandemic on, and it’s hard to know what’s true. Avoiding the traps on this battlefield—and finding the hidden opportunities—requires a clear appreciation of the dangers we face and the likely outcomes of policy decisions we can anticipate but not influence. This week, Bob Adams is going to help the RINGKNOCKERs think the problem through.
Sometimes everything hangs on just exactly what you know. Don’t miss this one.