Dr. Bill Beninati is a critical care physician and a 25 year veteran of the US Air Force. During his AF career he had the privilege of helping to develop the Critical Care Air Transport (CCATT) program and serving as a key medical leader in that program for 13 years. He was involved in all aspects of CCATT including patient transports, training, logistics, policies and procedures, as well as Joint service, US civilian and international engagement. His combat experience includes transports in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq where he also participated in rotary wing MEDEVAC. In 2009 he retired as commander of the 1,850 member 59th Medical Operations Group. Dr. Beninati, his wife, and three children now live in Utah where Bill works for the not-for-profit Intermountain Healthcare System – an international leader in high-quality low-cost healthcare. In addition to direct patient care Dr. Beninati conducts research, teaches medical students as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and provides leadership as chairman of the team overseeing critical care across the 22 hospital system. He remains active in critical care transport as a member of Intermountain Life Flight, a program that is pushing the leading edge in rescue and critical care transport. The Beninati family is enjoying life in Utah where they ski, hike and mountain bike. Bill has replaced the sense of purpose in AF life with the Intermountain mission of community service. To replace the excitement of flying CCATT missions he has taken up paragliding and speedflying in the mountains.