News Release

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
810 Schreider Street
Fort Detrick, Maryland

For Immediate Release -- Sept. 5, 2014

Fort Detrick Changes Command

Fort Detrick, Md. - The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick will host a Change of Command ceremony Sept. 16, at 9 a.m. on the Blue Gray Field across from Building 810 at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Jr., will relinquish command to Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein.

Lein is taking command of the USAMRMC following an assignment as the deputy surgeon general and deputy commanding general for operations for the U.S. Army Medical Command.

A New York native, Lein first began his military career at the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1984 as a Distinguished Military Cadet with a Bachelor of Science. Lein earned his medical doctorate from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is also board certified in general surgery following the completion of his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Lein's military education also includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, and the U.S. Army Airborne School.

Caravalho has been the USAMRMC and Fort Detrick commander since January 2013.

ABOUT USAMRMC: As the Army's medical materiel developer, the USAMRMC focuses on medical research, development and acquisition, and medical logistics management. The USAMRMC headquarters is located at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, and supports 12 subordinate commands and six executive agencies located throughout the world.

FOR THE MEDIA: Media wishing to cover the Change of Command ceremony must contact J. Ellen Crown, USAMRMC Public Affairs, at or 301-619-7549 by Sept. 15.


Last Modified Date: 05-Sep-2014