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MAJOR GENERAL ELDER GRANGER, M.D.

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President & CEO, THE 5Ps, LLC

Since 2009, Major General Granger has been the President and CEO of THE 5Ps, LLC, a health care, education, and leadership consulting organization in Colorado. Prior to his retirement from the US Army in 2009, Dr. Granger served as the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) in Washington, DC. 

In that role, he was the principal advisor on health plan policy and performance at the Department of Defense. His experience, background, training, and expertise has required the building of strong, value-based relationships. He acquires clear guidelines to assess and determine "best value" and determines a process to ensure clear requirements and criteria to manage relationships to measurable, accountable outcomes.  

Dr. Granger oversaw the acquisition, operation, and integration of TRICARE/DOD’s managed care program within the Military Health System, leading a staff of 1,800 in planning, budgeting, and executing a $22.5 Billion Defense Health Program.  
Prior to joining TRICARE Management Activity, MG Granger led the largest U.S. and multi-national battlefield health system in our recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq. He has led at every level of the Army Medical Department, with previous assignments across the United States, Europe, and Iraq.  

Dr. Granger has received numerous awards, decorations, and honors, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Hematology and Oncology, certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, certified by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and Certified in Medical Quality by the American Board of Medical Quality. CERT-certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University, certified in Healthcare Compliance by HCCA and is a certified Compliance Officer by AAPC.