Past and Present Collaborators

US Major General (R)
Bernard Loeffke

General Loeffke currently works with PATH Foundation NY on projects involving radiation prophylaxis as well as our capstone program materials.

Bernard “Burn” Loeffke is a West Point graduate. He has a BS in Engineering, a MA in Russian, and a PhD in Political Sciences. He has taught graduate school at Georgetown University.

General Loeffke has commanded Special Forces and parachute combat infantry units. He culminated his military career as the Commanding General of Army South. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his wounds in combat, as well as the Silver Star and the Bronze Star of Valor.

General Loeffke is also the first American to have jumped with Communist Chinese units. He earned this distinction when he became the first US Army General to be assigned to the American Embassy after the Communist takeover. General Loeffke also served as the Army Attaché in Moscow, as a staff officer in the White House, and as the Director of the Commission on White House Fellows.

The General retired from the Army in 1992 and immediately started his medical career. He finished his studies as a physician’s assistant in 1997 and had his first taste of missionary medicine in a combat zone in Africa. He now participates in medical missions in war-torn and impoverished areas such as Bosnia, Haiti, Kenya, Iraq, Niger, Darfur, and the Amazon Jungles.