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Ceremony welcomes new AFRRI director

Colonel David G. Jarrett
Colonel David G. Jarrett
BETHESDA, Md., June 24, 2003 — Colonel David G. Jarrett, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, became the 14th director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) on June 24, 2003, in a ceremony at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He replaces Colonel Robert R. Eng, Medical Service, U.S. Army, who had served as director since December 1, 1997. COL Eng will become director of the Proponency Office for Preventative Medicine at U.S. Army Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Previously, COL Jarrett was the head of Doctrine Development for the Medical Operations Division of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, where he also served as flight surgeon in charge of the Aeromedical Isolation Team. In addition, he was staff physician for the Emergency Medical Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and deployed as a staff physician with the Emergency Medicine Department, Wuerzburg, Germany.

At the ceremony, COL Jarrett told employees, family members, and guests, "This country would be hard pressed . . . to recreate an AFRRI. It is you, the people, who make AFRRI the flexible, resilient, and reliable organization that has responded admirably to the needs not just of soldiers, sailors, and airmen but to those of the entire nation."

He is well versed in the AFRRI mission, having served the Institute previously as head of Military Medical Operations, senior instructor for the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation Course, chief physician for the Incident Response Team, and chief of the Medical Team of the Emergency Medical Radiobiology Assistance Team.