Our Management

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Linnes Chester, Principal

Linnes brings to MIH Management Solutions, LLC a high level of executive and administrative talent developed from a successful Air Force career, where he attained the rank of colonel.

Professional history

  • Principal, MIH Management Solutions, LLC
  • Senior Advisor to the Surgeon General of the Afghanistan National Police
  • Chief Operating Officer, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center
  • Deputy Director, 882d Training Group
  • Director, Department of Defense Uniform Business Office
  • Finance and Managed Care Fellow, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Chief of Staff, Air Force Inspection Agency
  • Inspector, Air Force Inspection Agency
  • Directorate and Division Administrator, Wilford Hall Medical Center


  • B.S., Healthcare Administration, magna cum laude, Texas State University
  • M.S., Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California
  • Air War College (correspondence), Air University
  • Financial Management & Reporting Basics for Nonprofits, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • “Writing and Managing Federal Proposals,” Shipley Associates
  • “Adopting Cross-Industry Best Practices,” American College of Healthcare Executives
  • “The Executive’s Role in Improving Operations,” American College of Healthcare Executives

Professional Certifications, Affiliations, and Service

  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Clark County Community Emergency Response Team
  • Nevada Grant Professionals Association
  • Las Vegas World Affairs Council
  • United Way of Southern Nevada Volunteer
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Military Medicine
  • Past Chairman, Editorial Board, Healthcare Executive Magazine


  • Bronze Star
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Healthcare Administration Course
  • Dyess Air Force Base Senior Leader Award
  • Air Force Medical Service Corps Commitment to Excellence Award
  • Air Force Medical Inspector of the Year
  • Rotary Award
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • Air War College “Excellent” Research Paper: “The Middle East Water Problem: A Security Risk for the United States”

Publication(Peer reviewed)

“Drug Use Among the Afghanistan National Police: A National Assessment,” Military Medicine, Vol 177, Number 1, January 2012, Co-author