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AF Medical Operations Agency change of command

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  • Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
Brig. Gen. James H. Dienst assumed command of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA), Texas, May 22, 2018. Command was transferred from Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Robert I. Miller, who moves on to serve as the director of the Medical Operations and Research Division at the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia. Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, presided over the ceremony and praised Miller’s leadership and progress over the agency, while looking forward to Dienst’s command.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, AFMOA is made up of active duty, civilian, and contract personnel at JBSA, Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Falls Church, Virginia. The agency is charged with implementing policy and programs for Air Force medical operations worldwide, with a focus on standardizing leading practices across 76 military treatment facilities.

For more information about the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, visit