Surgeon general, new CHPPM commander laud CHPPM preventive medicine efforts Story by LYN KUKRAL U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Photo by BEN BUNGER, CHPPM VISUAL INFORMATION DIVISION Brigadier General Timothy K. Adams accepts command responsibilityfor the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine from Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command. Brigadier General Timothy K. Adams took command of the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine in a ceremony at Fanshaw Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground, July 7. Lieutenant General Eric B. Schoomaker, the Army surgeon general and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command, passed the CHPPM colors to Adams from outgoing commander Col. Thomas M. Logan, who moves to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C., where he will serve as executive officer. com kre gi d H P s otb i so r y d i n i i ae n ev om c z r uo ce s s Sho ae r on e C P M’cn i t n t A m Mein ad td es ad ni n ental health surveillance efforts in r deployed locations. Y u r e i t f ri po o n w l es n pe n v m d i n u ptn ppli , h h s xcy h a h e an e f i l “ o a l d g h e otn rm t g ens ad r et e ein i or aet ou t nw i ieat t pt t t v i ce i ao c l e h a h n r ao ed o a , a com kr h r ys o ot . A d h c n s n pc lt f H P r e i i k” d … t etent nnest t e si Sho ae t A m ’ t dc r“ n t si tt adseiiso C P M a , e p o e e is as e [among] the heaviest deployed personnel in the Army—they operate in the remotest parts of the world inspecting, collecting samples, y e c e ad o e sf n hah. ve educating, analyzing and reporting—all in an effort to keep militar sri m n n w m n a ad el y e t ” h US r y et f el Po tn n Pe nv Mein sn mn o m neehe Sho ae sh gt . e r t m i v i ce c g T e . Am C n roH ah r oo ad r ete d i ’i o i cm adrcod com kr t uh . ’ o s I nw o o e vr rf i a e e et n a ok g rai t n dm si “ cu o hv akd o e y so , l s e “ ko yut b a e poes nlw lr pc dadhrw ri ogn ao,A a s a .I ol nt ae se t b d n zi ” d d n ut wt btr ru o cnc n os rf i a . r e h t et s d i a eegop fosi t u poes nl” ei so s o pae et nd com kr r n dc i o om n r y ul el o m n s a f n vr l d a h s i ’ c B t sekr m n oe Sho ae s eet eio t fr a A m pb chahcm ada pro a oe lMei l sn i t t a c Command reorganization. The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine would be part of the new command, which when instituted i t nt n h r ys el po o o ad i ae n i uy r n o por . lr h e t wlseg e t A m ’hah rm t n n d es ad n r peet n rga s i s j v i m The public health command is not expected to be fully operational for several years. As USACHPPM commander, Adams has authority over an organization with worldwide presence, its headquarters located at APG and its five subordinate commands at Landstuhl, Germany; Camp Zama, Japan; Fort George G. Meade, Md.; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Fort Lewis, Wash. The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Medical Command. The center focuses on occupational and environmental health, prevention of disease and injury, and on communities or populations—Soldiers, their Family members and Army civilians, for example—rather than on individual patient care. Its almost 1,200 military and civilian personnel are experts in more than 50 scientific and technical disciplines.
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