Army Surgeon General Forced to Retire
the other shoe drops
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A few days ago I expressed amazement that the Walter Reed Army Medical Center imbroglio had allowed Army Surgeon General LTG Kevin Kiley to survive.
Kiley was MG George Weightman's predecessor at WRAMC and had commanded the installation while the problems that cost Weightman his job existed.
The rumor around the firing of Army Secretary Francis Harvey was that he was upset that Kiley survived both his direct involvment in the mess and his Colonel-Blimpesque performance on Capitol Hill.
That oversight has been rectified.
Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley has lost his job as Army surgeon general, another casualty of the care scandal at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Acting Army Secretary Pete Geren asked for Kiley's resignation, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates approved the action, a senior Pentagon official said.