Senate Confirms Maj. Gen. Nadja West as First Black Army Surgeon General

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Maj. Gen. Nadja West was sworn in as the Army Surgeon general on Friday by acting secretary of the Army Eric Fanning. The appointment, makes Maj. Gen. West the first black officer to hold the position.

The Army Surgeon General provides advice and assistance to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff on all health care matters pertaining to the U.S. Army and its military health care system.

West is a graduate of West Point and has a doctorate of medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine. She has served as commanding general of Europe Regional Medical Command, commander of Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and as the division surgeon for the 1st Armored Division.

Source: Eurweb and Army Times

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