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Brig. Gen. Lance Raney

Director, Defense Health Network East

Brig. Gen. Lance RaneyU.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lance Raney is the Commanding General, Medical Readiness Command, East, and Director, Defense Health Network East, Defense Health Agency.

Previously, Raney commanded Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center on Fort Huachuca, Arizona, from 2013 to 2015 and Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Liberty, formerly Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from 2016 to 2018. His strategic staff assignments include Chief of Consultants to the U.S. Army Surgeon General, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army; Surgeon for U.S. Army Central Command; Clinical Operations Chief for the COVID Testing and Diagnostics Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense; U.S. Army Liaison Officer for Military Health System Governance and Reform, U.S. Army Medical Command; and Command Surgeon for U.S. Army Forces Command.

Raney, a native of Texarkana, Texas, earned his degrees from Ouachita University and the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He commissioned as a U.S. Army Medical Corps officer in 1993 and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Fort Gordon, Georgia. Raney, who is a board certified by the America Board of Family Medicine, holds a Doctor of Medicine and master’s in strategic studies.

After completing his residency, Raney served in a variety of medical staff, clinic chief, and department chief positions at Reynolds Army Community Hospital on Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Ireland Army Community Hospital on Fort Knox, Kentucky. From 2003-2006, he served as the Brigade Surgeon for the 172nd Infantry Brigade at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon completing Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he returned to Fort Knox, Kentucky, as the deputy commander for Clinical Services. In 2010, he was assigned to Heidelberg, Germany, and served as the hospital’s Deputy Commander and Chief of Clinical Operations for the Europe Regional Medical Command.

Raney is the recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medical, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Staff Badge and Army Combat Medical Badge.

Last Updated: October 02, 2023
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