Christopher Warner

Stars and Stripes
Commander at Lewis-McChord base hospital is suspended, under investigation
By Rose L. Thayer
October 8, 2020

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AUSTIN, Texas — Col. Christopher H. Warner was suspended from his duties as commander of Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after less than three months on the job, base officials confirmed Thursday.

Warner’s suspension went into effect Oct. 2 and was triggered by “an investigation that is unrelated to Madigan or its personnel,” said Lt. Col. Neil Penttila, spokesman for I Corps, which oversees the base. Army Criminal Investigation Command is leading that investigation.

“We can provide a further update upon completion of the investigation,” he said.

Col. Scott B. Roofe, Madigan’s deputy commander, is acting commander in the interim for the 220-bed facility.

“Col. Roofe will ensure there is minimal impact on the hospital’s mission and operations,” Penttila said…

Warner is from Toronto, Ohio, and commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1996, according to the Army release. He then graduated from 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…