U.S. ARMY INSTITUTE OF SURGICAL RESEARCH
"Optimizing Combat Casualty Care"
Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein, left, Commanding General, U.S. Army
Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, Md., and Deputy for
Medical Systems to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition,
Logistics, and Technology visited the staff at the U.S. Army Institute of
Surgical Research (USAISR) Nov. 13. Col. (Dr.) Michael Wirt, USAISR
Commander and Sgt. Maj. Quinton Rice Jr. pose with the commanding general.

Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein, left, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, Md., and Deputy for Medical Systems to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology visited the staff at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Nov. 13. Col. (Dr.) Michael Wirt, USAISR Commander and Sgt. Maj. Quinton Rice Jr. pose with the commanding general.

MRMC Commanding General visits ISR

By Steven Galvan, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
05 DECEMBER 2014


Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and Fort Detrick, Md., and Deputy for Medical Systems to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology visited the staff at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Nov. 13. This was the first visit for Lein to the USAISR since assuming command in September.

“It was an honor to host our commanding general and show him the work that we do for the combat wounded,” said Col. (Dr.) Michael D. Wirt, Commander, USAISR. “The work that every staff member does at the ISR is remarkable and I believe the general was impressed at how we strive every day to live up to our motto of ‘optimizing combat casualty care.’”

During his visit, Lein received briefs from the directors of research, the Burn Center, the Joint Trauma System, and the commander of the Dental and Trauma Research Detachment. The commanding general was also given a brief tour of the Institute where he was provided firsthand insight in ocular trauma and tactical combat casualty care research task areas. Lein ended his visit with a town hall meeting where he thanked the ISR staff members for their hard work and dedication to benefit the battlefield casualties.

“The research that you are conducting in combat casualty care is phenomenal,” said Lein. “You have helped save thousands of lives on the battlefield and I ask that you continue pushing your research ahead.”