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Dr. Kevin C. Kiley: 41st Army Surgeon General- Loyalty Down and Choosing the Harder Right

Dr. Kiley has a distinguished career of clinical excellence, leadership and service. After serving as Army TSG he went on to Chair the Dept of OB/GYN at Albany Medical College and is now retired from active practice.

In this episode you will hear some entertaining and inspiring stories and valuable insights from a remarkable clinical and administrative Military Medicine leader. Dr. Kiley talks about simultaneously serving as a Battalion Commander and Division Surgeon for the newly created 10th Mountain Division. He shares anecdotes from his experiences commanding an Evacuation Hospital in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and later commanding Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the Army Medical Department Center and School and then Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As the Army TSG he explains why Quality, Discipline, Empowerment and Service are critical to success. He shares some amusing stories about meeting President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and also provides some advice for leaders dealing with difficult and challenging circumstances. He also explains how it is possible to remain clinically relevant after serving in senior administrative roles.

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