VADM Raquel Cruz Bono, MD, USN (Ret), MBA, FACS
AMSUS Board Member, Term Expiring 2026
Raquel Cruz Bono is a retired Navy Vice Admiral with a nearly 30-year career and the distinction of being the first woman surgeon in the military to hold the rank of Vice Admiral. She retired in 2019 after holding the position of Director, Defense Health Agency from 2015 to 2019. After retiring, she was a gubernatorial appointee as the Director of Washington State COVID-19 Health System Response Management. Most recently, Dr. Bono was named the Chief Health Officer for Viking Cruises.