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Mr. Guy Kiyokawa

Deputy Director, Defense Health Agency

Official photo of Guy Kiyokawa, Deputy Director of the Defense Health Agency.

Mr. Guy Kiyokawa is the Deputy Director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Falls Church, Virginia. The DHA is a joint Combat Support Agency enabling the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in peacetime and wartime. The DHA directs ten joint shared services to include the TRICARE Health Plan which provides worldwide medical, dental and pharmacy services to more than 9.4 million uniformed service members, retirees and their families, health Information technology, medical logistics, research & development, education & training, public health, facility management, budget & resource management, and contracting. The DHA also oversees health care delivery in the National Capital Region, managing the two military hospitals – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

Mr. Kiyokawa has led healthcare organizations as a civilian executive and a uniformed officer for over twenty-five years. As deputy director, he assists the DHA director in leading a workforce of more than 5,700 military and civilian personnel at locations around the world, to include multiple sites in the National Capital Region; Aurora, Colorado; Dover AFB, Delaware; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, California; Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois; Sembach Air Base, Germany; and Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Mr. Kiyokawa recently led a joint team comprised of senior medical officials and was responsible for implementing elements of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. This law included some of the most sweeping reforms in decades in how the Military Health System (MHS) is structured to support its readiness mission.

Prior to joining the senior executive service, Mr. Kiyokawa served in the U.S. Army as a Medical Service Corps officer. He completed his military service as the Chief of Staff of the DHA, where he played a pivotal role in standing up the Defense Health Agency.  With the creation of the DHA, he drew upon his decades of experience leading people and organizations though large-scale change.

Mr. Kiyokawa previously served as the Director for Facilities, US Army Medical Command where he was responsible for all facets of life cycle management for 33.4 million square feet of medical infrastructure. This included managing a $260M annual Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization program, environmental and energy management programs, the Army Fisher House Program, facility master planning, and serving as the senior government representative during design, construction, transition, and initial outfitting of new medical facility construction.

Mr. Kiyokawa also served as an Aeromedical Evacuation Pilot, flying the UH-1V Huey helicopter.

Mr. Kiyokawa’s career features leadership positions at all levels of health care operations including clinics, community hospitals, regional medical centers, and regional medical commands. He served as the Executive Assistant to the Army Surgeon General, LTG James B. Peake, and is a Diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Kiyokawa was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California.


DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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