Despite all of the frustrating parts of being at "Walter Wonderful," I can honestly say that my time there was among the most important and beneficial of my career. I was forced (sometimes against my will) to make leadership and medical decisions that I wasn't sure I was ready to make, and the resulting experiences have stayed with me and guide things that I do today. The Army was great to me, and my memories of Walter Reed are mostly very good.
If you read the article I linked above, you will see that the comment section contains thoughts about Walter Reed that are decidedly mixed. That is understandable. Anyone who spent any time there knows that the place had flaws, sometimes big glaring flaws. I would bet, however, that most of us would also say that we are better healthcare providers as a result of the experience we gained at Wally World. I will miss the place, and cherish the memories of the people that I knew there.