Dr. George Peach Taylor is resigning from his leadership post within the Military Health System, effective June 30, Nextgov reports.
Taylor serves as deputy assistant secretary for force health protection and readiness.
Cynthia Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman, confirmed the news to Nextgov and said the Pentagon plans to actively seek and recruit a replacement.
He directs the department’s efforts to develop and implement medical policies and programs in order to ensure medical readiness for 2.3 million service memberss.
Previously, he serve as acting principal deputy assistant secretary for health affairs and acting principal deputy director of the Tricare Management Activity.
Those dual roles roles required Taylor to help develop health missions for the MHS.
He is a board-certified physician and previously served in the Air Force as surgeon general from 2002 to 2006.
Prior to joining the Pentagon as a civilian in 2006, he spent time in the private sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Northrop Grumman Corp., where he was vice president for health information technology.