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Richard A. Stone, M.D.




MG (Ret.) Richard A. Stone, M.D. retired from the U.S. Army Reserves on December 1, 2013 at the rank of Major General. He is currently working for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Before his retirement, MG (Ret.) Stone served as the U.S. Army Deputy Surgeon General. Prior to this selection, he served as the Deputy Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness, and Reserve Affairs from March 2009 to June 2011. From October 2005 to March 2009, he served simultaneously as the Commanding General, Medical Readiness and Training Command in San Antonio, TX, and as Deputy Commander for Administration for the 3rd Medical Command in Forest Park, GA. He also serves as the chairman of the Army Reserve Force Policy Committee.

MG (Ret.) Stone is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1973. He graduated from the Wayne State University Medical School and earned his degree in Medicine in 1977. He completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in Dermatology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, from 1977 to 1981, and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. His military education includes completion of the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

MG (Ret.) Stone was directly commissioned in the Medical Corps in 1991 and has held assignments in the Army Reserve as a dermatologist, 323d General Hospital, 1991–1994; Commander, Hospital Unit Surgical, 323d General Hospital, 1994–1997; Commander, 948th Forward Surgical Team, 1997–2001; and Commander, 452d Combat Support Hospital 2001–2005. While serving as the 452d Combat Support Hospital Commander, MG Stone deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and subsequently was selected to serve as Commander, Task Force 44 Medical (Forward) in 2003–2004, a multinational medical task force of more than 1,000 medical service members from four nations. During this time, he simultaneously served as the Task Force 180 Command Surgeon. MG Stone is the recipient of numerous military awards.