Army Surgeon General

D.C. native Nadja West (right) was confirmed, by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 11, as the 44th Army Surgeon General.

Acting Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning swore in D.C. native Nadja West, who was confirmed, by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 11, as the 44th Army Surgeon General. Previously, she was the Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon. West is the first Black female who is a three star general in the U.S. Army.  She is also the first Black Army Surgeon General. She has served as commanding general, Europe Regional Medical Command; commander of Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.; and division surgeon, 1st Armored Division, Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.