Col. Aaron Pitney, incoming commander of U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, accepts the unit guidon from Brig. Gen. Anthony McQueen, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick, during a change of command ceremony June 22. Col. Pitney succeeds Col. Constance Jenkins, who has headed the Institute since June 2021 and will become the Special Assistant to The Surgeon General for Military Health System Governance, Falls Church, Va. Col. Pitney is a West Point graduate and Army physician who most recently served as Command Surgeon for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Va. He is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. From 2020 to 2022, Col. Pitney commanded the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. In addition to running a hospital during a global pandemic, his team delivered thousands of COVID vaccines and performed more than 120,000 COVID tests – medical solutions that were developed, in part, through USAMRIID’s research efforts on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (Photo by William Discher, USAMRIID Public Affairs)

Col. Aaron Pitney, incoming commander of U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, accepts the unit guidon from Brig. Gen. Anthony McQueen, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick, during a change of command ceremony June 22. (Photo by William Discher, USAMRIID Public Affairs)
Col. Aaron Pitney, incoming commander of U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, accepts the unit guidon from Brig. Gen. Anthony McQueen, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick, during a change of command ceremony June 22. (Photo by William Discher, USAMRIID Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: William Discher, USAMRIID Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL