“Rear Adm. Timothy Weber assumed command of Navy Medicine West (NMW) from Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 16.”
“The ceremony, which was presided over by Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, will be the last for NMW. On Oct. 1, NMW will become Medical Forces Pacific, with a new mission and organizational structure, focusing on operational medical readiness for Sailors and Marines, as well as the clinical readiness of the Navy’s medical force…”
“Faison commended NMW staff for maintaining focus and commitment during a time of unprecedented change, making a difference for the service members by watching over their health.”
“The changes occurring within Navy Medicine are due to the transfer of all military hospitals and clinics to the management of the Defense Health Agency, which started on the East Coast Oct. 1, 2018 and is due to be completed no later than Sept. 30, 2021.” Read the full press release here.
Source: Rear Admiral Timothy Weber Takes the Helm at Navy Medicine West: Command Says Farewell to Rear Admiral Paul Pearigen – August 20, 2019. U.S. Navy.