April 5, 2021: Brig. Gen. Michael J. Talley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick, Fort Detrick, Maryland, will be assigned as Deputy Commanding General (Operations), U.S. Army Medical Command, Falls Church, Virginia. Brigadier General Talley volunteered for military service in 1983, serving with the 1st Infantry Division, 197th Separate Infantry Brigade, and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1989. Brigadier General Talley has led in several previous command and key staff assignments, to include: Troop Commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment; Logistics Officer, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne); Observer/Controller (Project Warrior), Mechanized Infantry Task Force and USAMEDDAC Chief of Logistics, National Training Center; G3 War Plans Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps; Director/Instructor, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course; Senior Task Force O/C, Joint Readiness Training Center; Commander, Defense Distribution Depot Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania; Commander, 6th Medical Logistics Management Center; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, Office of the Surgeon General & US Army Medical Command; Commander 44th Medical Brigade; US Army Forces Command Surgeon; and most recently, Deputy Commanding General, Regional Health Command – Atlantic. Brigadier General Talley's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Master Parachutist badge. He is a Military Historian designee, and a member of the Armored Corps' Order of Saint George and Army Medical Department's Order of Military Medical Merit. He is also a National board certified respiratory therapy practitioner. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso and commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1991.