Army Medical Leaders Speak at AUSA Webinar

Army Medical Leaders Speak at AUSA Webinar

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Photo by: Tracy McClung

The command team for Army Medical Command will speak April 12 at a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, the Army surgeon general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted leader for Medical Command, will provide updates on COVID-19 vaccinations, talk about soldiers’ contributions to the fight against the disease, and discuss medical readiness.

The event, part of The AUSA Noon Report webinar series, begins at noon Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.

The Army has been involved in COVID-19 response efforts since the beginning of the pandemic, and the service’s medical soldiers have been working tirelessly, Dingle has said.

“I've been able to witness firsthand how our Army medical professionals have worked to ensure that we have healthy soldiers, healthy workplaces and healthy communities across the nation,” he said in October. 

More recently, as soldiers mobilize to support vaccination sites across the country, Dingle and other military leaders have been encouraging troops and their family members to get vaccinated against the disease.

“Vaccines are among the most important accomplishments in modern medicine,” Dingle said in February during a virtual town hall with soldiers and family members. “They have saved more lives around the world than any other medical innovation, including antibiotics and surgery itself.” 

Hough, speaking at the same town hall, said navigating the pandemic is “a matter or readiness” as missions continue at home and abroad. “We are asking for your assistance and your trust,” Hough said, adding that vaccines are “an important part” of making sure troops are fit and ready.