HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Tripler Army Medical Center had a change of command today.
Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle replaced Col. J. Anson Smith as commanding general of Tripler Army medical Center and Pacific Regional Medical Command.
Smith will head to the Southern Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas as the operations officer.
"Since 1907, this great medical center has been a shining beacon of health care and comfort in the Pacific basin. Together, we will ensure it remains the best and most powerful medical center and regional medical command the world," said Doyle.
Brig. Gen. Doyle has held numerous command and staff positions during his thirty years in the Army , including his previous assignment as commanding general, William Beaumont Army Medical Center and deputy commanding general for readiness, Western Regional Medical Command, San Antonio. Brig. Gen. Doyle also serves as chief, U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.
Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho the U.S. Army Surgeon General and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command was also in attendance at Thursday's change of command.