US Army, OSHA, and USAF Join Advisory Board

The Vita advisory board expanded significantly this month to ensure that Vita’s lifesaving technology is deployed throughout the United States. Dr. David Michaels of OSHA, Gen. Mike Tarsa (Ret.) and Brig Gen. Tim Daugherty (Ret.) from the US Army, and Brig Gen. Carl Buhler (Ret.) from the USAF all bring a unique perspective and skill set to the Vita team.

Dr. David Michaels began his OSHA tenure with an appointment from President Barack Obama and a unanimous Senate confirmation in December 2009 after which he became the longest serving Assistant Secretary in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s history. As Assistant Secretary, Dr. Michaels focused on strengthening the agency’s enforcement in high risk industries and promoted common sense worker protection programs and standards. He is a strategic addition to the Vita team as we define the regulatory landscape for the LSS.

General Michael Tarsa (Ret.) is the founder of what is now known as US Army Futures Command, a United States Army command aimed at modernizing the Army. In addition to this General Tarsa also served on The Joint Staff in Washington DC. Vita is excited to work with General Tarsa on applying the LSS to three of the Army’s six modernization priorities: future vertical lift platforms, a mobile & expeditionary Army network, and air & missile defense capabilities.

Additionally, Brig General Tim Daugherty’s (Ret.) last command was Fort Rucker, as the Commanding General of the US Army Combat Readiness Center where he prioritized keeping soldiers and civilians safe and ready as they train to deploy to the most dangerous places on earth. General Daughtery is uniquely qualified to advise Vita on its’ testing, certification, and deployment of the LSS.

Meanwhile, from the Air Force, Vita welcomed Brig General Carl Buhler (Ret.) who served as an Air Force depot commander (Ogden ALC) and as a two-time Air Force major command (MAJCOM) director of logistics, engineering, and force protection and most recently, as Deputy Commander of Air Combat Command. Prior to this position, he was the Director of Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection for Air Combat Command where he led a staff of 300-plus personnel across 12 divisions.

Vita is proud to have the support of such influential leaders from so many backgrounds and looks forward to our continued dedication to the Vita mission of bringing people home…every time. Onward and Upward!