Lt. Colonel (Dr.) Leonard A. Richardson, an internist, a flight surgeon and pilot, attended the Howard University College of Medicine from 1989 to 1995 and graduated with a MD degree. Prior to that he was an undergraduate at Adelphi University in Garden City New York from 1987 to 1989 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Following his graduation from Howard University College of Medicine, he completed a joint residency training program at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and at Howard University Hospital in Internal Medicine.
He then joined the United States Air Force where he served with distinction. He graduated at the top of his class from the USAF Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB AL where he was commissioned as a Captain in 1997, after which he obtained his Aerospace Medicine Certification at Brooks AFB TX in 1998. Colonel Richardson was then assigned to Hill AFB UT, where he served as a-Flight Surgeon at the 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron from 1998 to 2000.
In July 2000, Dr. Richardson returned to civilian life for additional medical training but soon joined the Air Force Reserves and was transferred to Andrews AFB and the 459th Aeromedical Staging Sqquadron, leading a unit that provided supportive and emergency medical care for war casualties who were transiting the Air evacuation system during operations, Nobel Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
As a civilian, Dr Richardson worked and an Internal Medicine/Critical Care Unit physician at North-West Hospital Centre in Randallstown, MD from 2001 to 2011. He is also owner/President of Kingdom Medicine, P.A., a private Primary Care/Internal Medicine/pediatrics practice.
Additionally, he is the current President of Monumental City Medical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, an affiliate of the National Medical Association. He is also the President and a founding member of the former Maryland Physician's Group.
As an Air Force officer, he was promoted to Major in 2004 and to Lt. Colonel in 2012. He is currently Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the 459th Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Joint Base Andrews. In January 2013, Lt. Colonel Richardson was selected to lead the U.S. Air Force Reserve Component in the Innauguration Parade for President Barack Obama.
Among his awards and decoration, Dr. Richardson holds the Air Force Commendation Medal, with oak leaf cluster, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve with Mobilization Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, and an Outstanding Unit Citation. He is Also a Federal Aviation Medical Examiner.
Dr Richardson, a native of Anguilla, completed his primary and secondary schooling in St. Kitts, where he proved himself to be an accomplished athlete, He remains the National junior record holder for the 110m Hurdles and Decathlon for St Kitts and Nevis and won a bronze medal in the Decathlon at the 1986 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship Games in Winter Park Fl, competion against athletes from 25 nations.