.@USArmy's longest-serving #medical officer retires #ArmyMedicine @LTGHoroho
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, Sept. 28, 2015) -- For decades Col. Arthur Wittich has cared for service members and their Families, delivering an estimated 10,000 babies and ushering in the next generation of military Families. On Sept. 25, the oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington retired after 44 years of service. Wittich's career in the military began in 1956, when he enlisted in the Navy. He served six years as a hospital corpsman before separating to attend college and medical school. He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in 1971. His father, a Navy veteran, then helped commission him into the Army. "I came into the Army, and it was a wonderful choice," he said. "I have gotten to be both a doctor and a Soldier, which in my opinion, are the two best jobs in the world." Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho said Wittic...