Dr. Daniel Mendoza, Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, recently attended ceremonies at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, honoring fellow UCSF Dentistry alumnus Dr. M. Ted Wong (D'84) on the occasion of his promotion to the rank of Major General and his installation as the Chief of the US Army Dental Corps and Chief Medical Officer of the South West Division of the United States Army. Dr Wong is also Commanding General of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Ft. Bliss and Deputy Commanding General for Readiness – Western Regional Army Medical Command.
Reports Dr. Mendoza: "The day at Fort Sam Houston was very enjoyable, starting at 7:30am with a ceremony marking the change of command. Dr.Ted Wong was relieved of his command at Fort Sam Houston and reassigned to Fort Bliss, where he will take his position as Chief Medical Officer of the South West Division of the US Army. At 12:30pm the same day I attended the ceremony in which he was promoted to Major General of the US Army by the Chief Medical Officer of the Army. Ted's immediate family, as well his parents, were on hand to change Ted's Colonel stripes to a General's two stars. It was quite impressive. Ted is happily married with three children; two boys and a girl. His oldest son is attending UCLA with an ROTC scholarship. He plans to follow in his father's footsteps."