Reaction: Walter Reed - "Surgeon General Of Army Steps Down" - Josh White - Washington Post

Reaction: Walter Reed - "Surgeon General Of Army Steps Down" - Josh White - Washington Post

by: Josh White | publication date: March 13, 2007 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A1

"Though there had been repeated calls for Kiley to resign as the Army's top doctor during hearings on Capitol Hill, he refused to step aside even as he was grilled about horrid living conditions and a tangled bureaucracy at the Army's flagship hospital. Kiley at first played down reports of problems at Walter Reed-- where he had served as commander from 2002 to 2004 -- but later was far more contrite.Kiley submitted his retirement request on Sunday, according to an Army news release."

Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, Surgeon General of the Army and interim commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center finally resigns after coming under intense scrutiny for poorly handling the scandal.

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