Promotion ceremony
Today, in a ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., Brig. Gen. Brian C. Lein was promoted to Major Gen. His wife and the Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho did the "pinning" honors. Lein's parents and a slew of other family members, as well as many of his West Point class of '84 alum attended the ceremony. His daughter attended via video teleconference. Lein, who currently serves as the Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, will continue in that role. During the ceremony, LTG Horoho remarked, "Great leaders don't grow up thinking about being great leaders. They grow up thinking about being a great person. And that's what we have here, in Brian." Lein previously served as commander at the Evans Army Community Hospital and at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center where most of the wars' wounded are treated. As such he was instrumental in what became an internationally renowned trauma center. He also directly treated the wounded in Somalia during the actions that prompted the popular movie Black Hawk Down. Prior to returning to the MEDCOM, he served as the Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Forces Command. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze star Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. (Photo by Joseph Palgutt)

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