Reaction: Walter Reed -"Army Fires Commander of Walter Reed" - Steve Vogel and Willian Branigin - Washington Post

Former Chief, Also Criticized in Troop-Care Scandal, Temporarily Takes Over

Byline: Steve Vogel, William Branigin; 2007-03-02; The Washington Post; pages A1

Report: Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center 2003, 2007 - Salon, The Washington Post


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Army Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, who assumed command of Walter Reed in August, will be temporarily replaced by Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley. But the appointment of Kiley, who had earlier been the facility's commander, surprised some Defense Department officials because soldiers, their families and veterans' advocates have complained that he had long been aware of problems at Walter Reed and did nothing to improve its outpatient care.

Description:Commander of Walter Reed Army Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman was fired and replaced by Walter Reed's former commander Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley.

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A photo taken inside the Walter Reed Medical Center. Accompanying Steve Vogel and William Branigin's Washington Post article titled, "Army Fires Commander of Walter Reed."