Mr. Mike O'Bar Appointed to Senior Executive Service
Mr. Mike O’Bar has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service as of August 30, 2009. Mr. O’Bar will serve as the deputy chief, TRICARE Policy
Mr. O’Bar has served the United States for almost 40 years with 31 years in uniform as a U.S. Navy aviator.
He joined the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) in 2001 as the deputy director of the Resource Management
Directorate and has served in a number of subsequent TMA assignments, including directing the Health Plan Policy
Division in integrating the development, implementation, and interpretation of all access to care, medical coverage,
and reimbursement policies for the various TRICARE plans.
Prior to joining TMA, Mr. O’Bar was also an aerospace engineering duty officer in the Navy’s corps of aviation
systems acquisition professionals. During his career he deployed aboard aircraft carriers as a fighter squadron pilot in
the Pacific and Indian oceans, the South China Sea and the Gulf of Tonkin. His 15 years of Navy acquisition
experience included directing the joint Navy and Air Force Air-to-Air Missile Systems Major Defense Acquisition
Program at the Naval Air Systems Command.