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Vice Adm. Raquel Bono
Defense Health Agency
Bono is overseeing a massive change in the way the Defense Department delivers care. Medical facilities that used to be operated by individual branches of the military are now falling under the Defense Health Agency. The military health system serves more than 9 million beneficiaries, including 1.3 million active-duty service members. Bono is also heading up the department’s rollout of a new electronic record system and trying to coordinate improved interoperability with the Veterans Affairs Department.