Army's top veterinarian becomes brigadier general

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Washington -- Timothy K. Adams, chief of the Army Veterinary Corps, is now a brigadier general.

Washington

-- Timothy K. Adams, chief of the Army Veterinary Corps, is now a brigadier general.

Adams, promoted in December, serves as assistant Army Surgeon General, based at the Pentagon.

He assists the Army Surgeon General in policy direction, organization and overall management of a health-services system with a $9.7 billion budget, more than 130,000 personnel and 3.5 million beneficiaries.

Adams is the senior adviser to the Army Surgeon General for veterinary matters, influencing veterinary recruiting, training, equipping, assignments and policies. He leads more than 800 active and reserve veterinarians and warrant officers and more than 3,000 enlisted and civilian veterinary personnel.

With a military career dating back more than 30 years, Adams earned his undergraduate and DVM degree from Purdue University.

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