If you insist ...This assertion of "I suppose I need to add that in 1988 USAJFKSWCS Special Forces Medical Branch Training was the only facility in DoD with AAALAC (American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) accreditation" is inaccurate. The Pararescue School discontinued its animal lab and moved this training to the Live tissue training being provided to AF Physicians at Wilford Hall, Lackland AFB, TX. The issues and problems were more complicated than simply being attributed to accreditation.
Corrected I type ... it was Max Thurman, only 3 stars at the time. He was so impressed he told his aide to cut us a check for $200,000 to build a new medical waste incinerator. I got for $45,000 and used the leftovers to upgrade the medical laboratory classroom equipment.If you insist ...
We had a 4 star general come and thank us personally for being the only DoD accredited facility a few days after we received it.
In the 1988 conference your guys (an MD in charge of medical training then, and a couple of operators) expressed concern about not following DoD guidance, something about sneaking around the details of which I won’t go into.
But like everything, there is always at least two sides to every story.