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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 189-02
April 17, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki today announced the following assignments:

Maj. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley is being assigned as commanding general, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, and chief, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Washington, D.C. Kiley is currently assigned as commanding general and commandant, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, and chief, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Maj. Gen. Darrel R. Porr is being assigned as commanding general and commandant, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Porr is currently assigned as commanding general, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Southeast Regional Medical Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Brig. Gen. Richard L. Ursone is being assigned as assistant surgeon general for force development and sustainment, U.S. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Ursone is currently assigned as commander, European Regional Medical Command; command surgeon, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army; and chief, Medical Services Corps, Germany.

Brig. Gen. Joseph G. Webb, Jr., is being assigned as commanding general, Tripler Army Medical Center and Pacific Regional Medical Command; U.S. Army Pacific surgeon; and lead agent, Tricare Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. Webb is currently assigned as assistant surgeon general for force development and sustainment, U.S. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Brig. Gen. George W. Weightman is being assigned as assistant surgeon general for force projection, Washington, D.C. Weightman is currently assigned as chief, Medical Corps Branch, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Va.

Col. (Promotable) Elder Granger is being assigned as commander, European Regional Medical Command and command surgeon, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany. Granger is currently assigned as chief, Health Policy Services, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va.

* Col. Michael A. Dunn is being assigned as commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command and lead agent, Tricare Region 11, Tacoma, Wash. Dunn is currently assigned as commander, Walter Reed Health Care System, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C..

* Col. Eric B. Schoomaker is being assigned as commanding general, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Southeast Regional Medical Command, Fort Gordon, Ga. Schoomaker is currently assigned as commander, 30th Medical Brigade and corps surgeon, V Corps, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

* The assignment of Col. Dunn and Col. Schoomaker to general officer positions should not be construed as the Senate's consent of their promotion nomination, and there will be no action to frock or promote them until Senate confirmation.

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