David S. Kauvar

Major David S. Kauvar, MD commanded the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Forward Surgical Element in Tarin Kowt during 2012.  When not deployed, Major Kauvar is an Army vascular surgeon stationed at San Antonio Military Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.  He is firmly committed to expanding the role of medical engagements in small wars.

It is time to rethink the role of conventional U.S. military medical assets in COIN operations.