Hogan's Alley

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Walter Reed Chief Fired, Hooray

Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, the commander of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command has been removed by the Sec. of the Army, Francis J. Harvey.

Let us hope that the next person appointed will be able to shake up the bureaucracy in the Army's medical establishment. A number other officers at Reed need to leave as well. While the medical care provided there is top notch, numbers of recent reports make it clear that the non-medical conduct of that facility, which no doubt evolved during years of peace time, is totally unacceptable in caring for the thousands of young people wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

They need to be treated like the heroes they are.

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