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The U.S. Army's top medical officer has quit, officials said on Monday, making him the third senior figure to lose his job over substandard care of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A senior U.S. defense official said surgeon general Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley had been asked to request retirement by acting Army Secretary Pete Geren. Kiley made the request on Sunday and was immediately replaced by his deputy, Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock, the Army said.
Originally posted by whatukno
I think that it is the job of the Surgon General of the United States to be responsible for the actions of his subordinates. I think that any legal fallout needs to be directed squarely to this guy.
It is horrible to think what our brave soldiers have to go through if they are wounded in battle. A purple heart wont help you get over your injuries.
Originally posted by deessell
Why are you putting the blame on this guy - it's obvious to me he's just one of the fall guys. It's all a reflection on the current state of the US Military.