Army Surgeon General's promotion
By U.S. Army
February 10, 2016 1 / 4 Lt. Gen. Nadja West's children replace her two-star shoulder board rank with three-star shoulder board rank during her formal ceremony in honor of her promotion to lieutenant general Feb. 9, 2016. Photo by Brandon Marrone. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 4 Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley issues the Oath of Office to the 44th Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja West following her promotion to three-star general, Feb. 9, 2016. Photo by Brandon Marrone. VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 4 Lt. Gen. Nadja West repeats the Oath of Office following her promotion to three-star. West's husband Army Col. (Ret.) Donald West holds the Bible, Feb. 9, 2016. Photo by Brandon Marrone. VIEW ORIGINAL 4 / 4 Lt. Gen. Nadja West thanks Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley after he issues her the Oath of Office following her promotion to lieutenant general. West's husband Army Col. (Ret.) Donald West, who held the Bible during the oath, looks on, Feb. 9, 2016. Photo by Brandon Marrone. VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Nadja West was promoted to her current rank and sworn in as the 44th surgeon general of the Army by U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley at a ceremony Feb. 9, 2016, on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. West, the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy, was confirmed as the 44th surgeon general of the Army in December.
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