By John Brooks
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital welcomed the new GLWACH Medical Company commander, Capt. Brian Robinette, at a change of command ceremony May 17 on the hospital’s front lawn.
GLWACH Hospital Commander, Col. Kimberlie Biever, thanked the outgoing Medical Company Commander, Capt. Christopher Moe, for demonstrating tactical progress during his time as company commander.
“Our tactical progress was definitely demonstrated and reflected in the increase of our (Army Physical Fitness Test) scores, our weapons qualifications, our Army warrior training, and the overall health of our unit,” Biever said.
“When I took command two years ago, Soldiers were scoring an average of 243 on their PT test out of 300. Today they are scoring 260. I am extremely proud of that,” Moe said.
Moe thanked Biever and hospital Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Perkins for their support throughout extremely difficult times and leadership challenges during his time as the medical company commander.
Moe will serve in a brigade staff operations position in Germany. The tradition of passing the company guidon signifies the official transfer of command and responsibility to Robinette, who now commands the GLWACH Medical Company as it provides health care to the Fort Leonard Wood community.
Robinette thanked Biever and Perkins for the opportunity to serve as the Medical Company commander.
“I look forward to building a strong working relationship with both of you as we continue to elevate the organization,” Robinette said.
Robinette comes to GLWACH from Afghanistan, where he served as a medical logistics officer in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
The GLWACH Medical Company is responsible for the administrative and logistics needs of more than 350 Soldiers, as well as the patients these Soldiers serve, in their capacities as health care specialists each day.
(Editor’s note: Submitted by Brooks, the GLWACH marketing specialst.)