News Release

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Public Affairs Office
810 Schreider Street
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5000

Deputy Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
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For Immediate Release – March 23, 2009

COMMANDER OF U.S. ARMY MEDICAL RESEACH AND MATERIEL COMMAND AND FORT DETRICK SET TO RETIRE

(Fort Detrick, Md.) -- With over 36 years of service, the U.S. Army will say farewell to one of its finest general officers, Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick.

A change of command ceremony will be held for Weightman March 31 at 2 p.m. at Fort Detrick, Md., on Blue and Gray Field.

The Vermont native says he plans on retiring with his wife Joan in Winston-Salem, N.C.

"I'm so grateful to the Army for allowing me to serve and giving my family an opportunity to grow. It has been a wonderful career of service that I will always cherish," said Weightman.

For more information or to attend the ceremony, call Tiffany Holloway at (301) 619-7549.

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The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command is the Army’s medical materiel developer, with lead agency responsibility for medical research, development and acquisition, medical logistics management, medical information management/information technology and medical health facility planning.

Last Modified Date: 26-Mar-2010