Lt. Gen. Ronald Blanck, former surgeon general of the U.S. Army, will speak to the Dover Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America about “The Ongoing Reorganization Military Medicine and Implications” at its dinner meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Roma Italian Ristorante, 3 Presidents Drive, Dover.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., with speaker to follow. Dinner choices are veggie risotto, chicken Francois, roasted salmon or veal parmigiana.

A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blanck is a partner and chairman of the board of Martin, Blanck & Associates. Blanck began his military career in 1968 as a medical officer and battalion surgeon in Vietnam. He retired 32 years later as the surgeon general of the U.S. Army and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command, leading more than 46,000 military personnel and 26,000 civilian employees throughout the world and setting military medical policies.

His academic credentials include teaching positions at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Blanck continues to be consulted as an advisor on bioterrorism issues and an expert in preparing the medical community to respond to mass casualty incidents or those involving weapons of mass destruction.

Active duty, prior service, retired, National Guard, Reserve, USPHS, NOAA, Coast Guard and other commissioned and/or warrant officers of the U.S. uniformed services, their spouses and guests are encouraged to attend. Call 301-904-0228 for reservations.

For more, call 335 1655 or email genethornton@comcast.net.