Talk:Surgeon General of the United States Army

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Surgeons General of the U.S. Army and their precursors: Acting The Surgeon General Pollock[edit]

I think Maj. Gen. Pollock should be removed from this list. There are a number of instances where Surgeons General have had Acting Surgeons General fill in the gaps between the retirement of a former and the Senate Approval of the following. During the period between Lt. Gen. Peake and Lt. Gen Kiley's Surgeon Generalships Maj. Gen. Joseph Webb was the Acting Surgeon General, but we don't list him. Admittedly, Maj. Gen. Pollock assumed the position of Acting The Surgeon General (her correct title during the period) under extraordinary circumstances, but she still was not The Surgeon General, which requires Senate confirmation, and when the Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. Schoomaker as Maj. Gen. Kiley's successor, Maj. Gen. Pollock reverted to the position of Deputy Surgeon General, which she retained until her retirement the following year.Eltrace (talk) 17:40, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

No doubt Pollock is there because of the "extraordinary circumstances" you mention, among which was that no female had even held the position of Acting SG before. I agree with the observation that it's inconsistent to not include other "acting" SGs, so I propose that they all be included in the list, with "Acting" substituted for the number at left, as is the case now for Pollock. (That will explain any gap in dates that will be apparent between SGs....) (talk) 14:03, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

New Surgeon General[edit]

"On Thursday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Major General Nadja Y. West to be promoted to lieutenant general and become the next United States Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command. MG(P) West is currently serving as the Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. MG(P) West is a family medicine doctor who formerly served as the commander of Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C. and went on to be the Commanding General, Europe Regional Medical Command.

To read more about her biography, visit"

Article about LTG Horoho stepping down. article.

WiiWillieWiki 23:51, 11 December 2015 (UTC)