Attorney General Eric Holder is busy defending himself against scandals, including Operation Fast and Furious. Meanwhile, the postmaster general, Patrick Donahue, wants to take away mail delivery on Saturday. Thankfully, the surgeon general still has our back—or any other body part that’s ailing us. Dr. Regina Benjamin became the nation’s 18th surgeon general in 2009 and her mission has been a personal one—her father died of high blood pressure and diabetes, and like Michelle Obama, she has spoken out against obesity. And, yes, she has a military rank, though it’s not general—Dr. Benjamin is a vice admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.