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Fort Detrick will be the site of a ceremony later this month to mark the change in command of the baseís U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command facility.

Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman will relinquish his command to Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr. in a Jan. 11 ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Odom Fitness Center in Building 1507.

Caravalho was previously the commanding general of the Northern Regional Medical Command.

He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School in Bethesda, a bachelorís degree in mathematics from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and a masterís degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.

His medical specialties include internal medicine, nuclear medicine and cardiology, while his military background includes Army airborne and flight surgeon training, along with Navy dive medical officer and SCUBA training. Heís earned Special Forces and Ranger tabs and received the Expert Field Medical Badge.

Gilman has been commander of Fort Detrick and the USAMRMC since 2009 and is retiring after a 35-year military career.