Major General (retired) Elder Granger MD, FACP, FACPE, CMQ

Biography – Major General Elder Granger, M.D. US Army (retired)

Most Recent Assignment – Deputy Director, TRICARE Management Activity
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

In July of 2009 after 37 years of Military service Major General Elder Granger, MD retired as the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, DC. In this role he served as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) on DoD health plan policy and performance. He oversaw the acquisition, operation and integration of DoD’s managed care program within the Military Health System. MG Granger led a staff of 1,800 in planning, budgeting and executing an $19 Billion Defense Health Program and in ensuring the effective and efficient provision of high-quality, accessible healthcare for 9.4 Million Uniformed Service members, their families, retirees and others located worldwide.

Prior to joining TRICARE Management Activity, MG Granger led the largest US and multi-national battlefield health system in our recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq. He has led at every level of the Army Medical Department.

MG Granger began his career with the Army Medical Department in 1971 as a Combat Medic in the US Army National Guard. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1976. A Distinguished Military Graduate, MG Granger was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Upon graduation from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1980, he was awarded the Henry Kaiser Medical Fellowship for Medical Excellence and Leadership. MG Granger completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1983 and a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology in 1986 at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. His Military education includes the Army War College, the Army Command and General Staff College, the Army Medical Department Officer Advanced and Basic Courses, the Military Health System and Army CAPSTONE Courses, and the Combat Casualty Care Course.

MG Granger continues to advance his passion for patients and healthcare improvement through advising and supporting teams across the spectrum of healthcare. He and his wife Brenda now live in Colorado. Their son Elder II is a lawyer and their daughter Eldesia is a M.D.

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Biography – Dr. Franklin db Jackson, Sr., Ph.D.

Dr. Franklin db Jackson, Sr. Retired from the United States Army after serving worldwide  for over twenty-two years of active military duty having served in many leadership positions.  Franklin always worked extremely hard to leave his assignments better than he found them by utilizing firmness, fairness, honesty, clear and strong ethics.

Franklin still lives by the honor code cherished by most members of the armed services who served are or still serving our country “do not lie cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who do.”

Franklin is an experienced writer, trainer and leader with skills and abilities to motivate others, utilizing the leadership skill honed and developed over forty three plus consecutive years of serving in numerous top leadership positions while serving in the United States Army and United States Federal Government. Dr. Jackson’s decorations, honors and awards are abundant. Some are the Basic Paratroopers Badge, Senior Paratrooper Badge, Master Paratrooper Badge, A Trained Jump Master Bronze Star Medal  the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm, the Meritorious Service medal, Meritorious Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device, Most Academic Students award, Recruiting and Career Counselor, Certificate of merit for Distinguished Achievement, Cambridge England. Who’s Who in the west and many more

Dr. Jackson serving as a  1.  United States Army, trained at the Pentagon, Supervisory Inspector General, Franklin  providing responsive complaint investigations; an avenue for fraud, waste and abuse reporting; responding to congressional inquiries; and provided general assistance to thousands of military families with objectivity, integrity and impartiality. 2.   Military and Civilian personnel supervisor.  3.  Commander US Military recruiting Station.  4. Combat leader while serving in the Republic of Vietnam. 5. Dry Land Farmer horse creek ranch’s Colorado.  6. US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Investigator and Conciliator.  7. US Department of Housing and Urban Development Monitored and provided technical assistance and economic development advice to Mayor and Governors through region 8 a six state region. 8. Provided formal presentation to Governors, Mayors Senior Officers and Board of directors of large institutions, cities and states.


Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D Health Service Management LaSalle University (doctoral work is archived at the United States Library of Congress)

Master of Art: Health Service Administration. Webster University

Master of Science: Public Administration. University of Northern Colorado

Bachelors of Science: Business Management. University of Northern Colorado

Boards and Commissions 1.  Colorado Board of Veteran Affairs nominated by Governor Ritter and ratified by the Colorado State Senate – past.  2. Colorado Board of Veteran Affairs nominated by Governor Hickenlooper and ratified by the State Senate – Present  3. Denver Community Corrections Board nominated by Mayor Webb and ratified by Denver City Council  4.The American Veterans Education Foundation – Board Member  5.  The MIRECC Advisory Board Advisory Board (Mental Illness Research  Education and clinical for suicide prevention – past board member  6.  University of Colorado at Manual High School – Past Board Member (many of our pupils became lawyers, doctors, mayors, professors, cpa’s etc.

Life member,  an officer or past officer in the  1. USNDCorps  Commanding General 2. NAACP Veteran Affairs, 3 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Committee Man 4. DAV Past Secretary and Past Treasurer.  5.VFW Past Vice Commander Chapter 3481, 6. Vietnam Veterans of America member 7. National Association of County Veteran Service Officers Inc. member 8.  National Association for Black Veterans, Regional Commander, State Commander and Commander of the Franklin db Jackson Chapter 0024. 9. Masonic Order – Grand Inspector General at the 33 degree.  10.  Dr. Franklin db and Mrs. Margie P Jackson in Perpetuity endowment fund at the University of Denver for Veterans, specifically Black Veterans and Members of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity for Freshman through JD, MD, or any degree.  Donor and Representative. 11. Joseph Elliot & Top Hatters  in Perpetuity endowment fund for all Freshmen at the University of Denver with special emphasis on Black Freshmen  Donor and Representative.