Joint Base Lewis-McChord hospital commander under investigation
The investigation is being carried out by the Army Criminal Investigation DivisionI Corps spokesman Lt. Col. Neil Penttila said in an email. Additional details were not shared.
“It should be noted that the incident under investigation did not occur while he was assigned to JBLM or commanding Madigan Army Medical Center,” Penttila added.
The investigation is unrelated to the hospital and its staff, according to a separate I Corps statement.
The hospital’s deputy commander, Colonel Scott B. Roofe, will take charge of the facility while the investigation continues.
” Collar. Roofe will ensure that there is minimal impact on the hospital’s mission and operations, ”the I Corps statement said.
Warner only took command of Madigan Army Medical Center this summer, according to to a July press release.
He came to the hospital after serving as a military assistant and chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs at the Pentagon.
Warner also served as the commanding officer of the Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, Ga. Its deployments include two rotations in Iraq.
A career physician, Warner graduated from West Point in 1996 and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 2000.
He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Kyle Rempfer is an editor and journalist whose investigations have focused on combat operations, criminal cases, foreign military assistance and training accidents. Prior to entering journalism, Kyle served in the US Air Force Special Tactics and was deployed in 2014 to Paktika Province, Afghanistan, and Baghdad, Iraq.