Press Release: LTG Eric Schoomaker Joins Advisory Board

Press Release: LTG Eric Schoomaker Joins Advisory Board

Silver Spring, Maryland – Warriors at Ease, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is proud to announce Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD, Lieutenant General, US Army (Ret) as a new advisor to the organization.  He joined the Warriors at Ease Advisory Board on January 1, 2018.  

Lieutenant General (LTG) Schoomaker served as the 42nd U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command. This followed 32 years of active service in uniform and 41 years as a commissioned Army officer.

As the U.S. Army’s top medical officer, LTG Schoomaker, was instrumental in initiating the Department of Defense’s move towards a more vigorous adoption of evidenced-based mind-body modalities for the management of pain. Today his principal interests are in Complementary and Integrative Health & Medicine (CIHM) and the shift from a disease management-focused healthcare system to one more centered on the improvement and sustainment of health and well-being leading to optimal human performance. He is also exploring the central importance of leadership education and training for health professionals in military and civilian settings.

LTG Schoomaker’s views on CIHM and preventative health align with Warriors at Ease’s focus on preventive health, healing, and resiliency through evidenced-based yoga and meditation.  Warriors at Ease is honored to call upon LTG Schoomaker as a key advisor.

“On behalf of the entire Warriors at Ease team, we warmly welcome LTG Schoomaker to our Advisory Board, and look forward to his counsel,” said Warriors at Ease’s Executive Director, Susan Alden. “His many years of experience and leadership in the military medical community will help us to better support the health and healing of service members, veterans, and their families.”

About Warriors at Ease

This mission of Warriors at Ease is to increase awareness about the power of yoga and meditation and educate a network of professionals qualified to share evidenced-based practices through programs that support the health and healing of service members, veterans and their families.  Learn more and get involved at


Eric Schoomaker is a member of the Army of the United States Army (AUS) Retired List.  Use of his military rank and job title does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.   



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