Fort Knox General Heading to Walter Reed

A Fort Knox general will be the deputy commanding general at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Military officials have announced that Brigadier General Michael Tucker will be part of a new group of leaders for the medical center. Reed Medical Center has been under scrutiny for poor conditions.

Tucker is also a former noncommissioned officer and drill sergeant. He will join Major General Eric Schoomaker, the new Walter Reed commanding general, to steer changes in patient care. Tucker has been deputy commander at Fort Knox since July 2006.

Army vice chief of staff Richard Cody says Tucker will be an advocate for soldiers and families as they take on the bureaucracy.