U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Brian Lein has been assigned to the roles of chief of the force’s Medical Corps organization plus commanding general for the Medical Department Center and School.
The Army chief of staff announced on Friday Lein’s appointment and other general officer assignments.
Lein previously served as deputy surgeon general and deputy commanding general for operations of the Army Medical Command, command of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Evans Army Community Hospital and command surgeon of ISAF Joint Command, US Army Forces Command, Coalition Forces Land Component Command/Third Army and 4th Infantry Division.
He currently serves as the commanding general of the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick.
The Army Medical Department Center and School forms the service’s medical organization, tactics, doctrine and equipment, and provides training to the Army’s medical personnel.
Army Medical Corps is one of six corps of medical specialists that constitute the U.S. Army Medical Department.