LTG Nadja Y. West

LTG Nadja Y. West currently serves as the 44th Surgeon General of the United States Army and Commanding General, US Army Medical Command.

She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and earned a Doctorate of Medicine Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.


Her previous assignments include deploying to Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm; she participated in a medical mission with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne); she served as Division Surgeon of the 1st AD, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; commander of McDonald Army Community Hospital, Fort Eustis, VA; commander of Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg; Commanding General, Europe Regional Medical Command, and prior to her assignment as the Surgeon General she served as the Joint Staff Surgeon to the Chairman