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

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

by: Steve Vogel, William Branigin | publication date: March 2, 2007 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A1

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.

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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