Brigadier General (CA) Timothy E. Albertson was appointed Commander of the State Military Reserve in January of 2013. He joined the State Military Reserve as the Director of Medical Services in February of 2011.
He was directly commissioned in the USAR as an Emergency Medicine physician and served with the 6253rd USAH. He has served in several units of the California Army National Guard as a flight surgeon including the 3/140th Aviation Battalion, Company G, 540th MSB of the 40th ID, the 146th CSH, and as Deputy Chief of Staff for Health Services, HHC 175th Medical Brigade. In addition, he was the State Aviation Medical Officer, Deputy Commander of Det 8 Medical Support Team and Commander and State Surgeon with the State Medical Detachment. He has been and continues as the State Medical Review Officer for drug testing issues for the California National Guard.
In 2004, he was requested to come to Baghdad, Iraq by the 30th Medical Brigade to participate in the first International Medical Specialty Conference. Later that year, he served as the Battalion Surgeon for the 1/185 AR, 81ST BCT in Iraq. Upon return, he was assigned to be the Assistant for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs where he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General of the line.
General (CA) Albertson’s military education includes Army Medical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Flight Surgeon Course, Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, Medical Review Officer Course, and the Army War College. His education includes BA from the University of California, San Diego, MS, PhD and MD from University of California, Davis, MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and MSS from the Army War College. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of California, Davis. He has published several books, book chapters and nearly 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
General (CA) Albertson’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal. In addition, he has been awarded the Combat Medical Badge, Senior Army Flight Surgeon Badge, Office of the Secretary of Defense Shield, the Order of Military Medical Merit and the Military Emergency Management Specialist Badge.