Maj. Gen. Robinson takes command over 3d Medical Command

The 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support) welcomed Maj. Gen. Joe D. Robinson as the new Commanding General following a change of command ceremony at the 3d MC(DS) headquarters, in Forrest Park, Ga., September 15th.

Maj. Gen. William S. Lee, relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Robinson after three-years and four months of command. Maj. Gen. Lee congratulated Maj. Gen. Robinson saying about the 3d MC(DS), “There may be other organizations that have been as busy, but you would be hard pressed to name”.

Maj. Gen. Lee said about the future, “I’ve never been more comfortable passing on command than I am today.” Lee added, “You have a really good organization, they get it done, they go down range and you will do well.”

Maj. Gen. Robinson, a native of Lubbock, Texas, upon taking command, thanked Maj. Gen. Lee saying, “You taught me the value of being deliberate, thoughtful, methodical and decisive.”

Robinson spoke of the mission of the 3d MC(DS), saying succinctly, “I see the mission of the 3d Medical Command to train for deployment and deploy. It’s that simple and that complicated.”

Maj. Gen. Michael C. O’Guinn, Deputy Chief, U.S. Army Reserve and ceremony host, spoke on the importance of the 3d MC(DS) saying, “On September 11th we recognized the 18th anniversary of the attack on our nation by al qaeda and the 3D Medical Command has been engaged 18 years continuously.”

The 3d MC(DC) prepares and provides proficient Soldiers and units for mobilization delivering world class cutting edge combat healthcare to US Service members, including mission command for over 7,300 trained and ready, US Army Reserve Soldiers, encompassing 94 units throughout 21 states. The 3rd Medical Command is a senior deployable medical mission command headquarters, providing support to Brigade Combat Teams, Divisions, Corps, Joint and Multinational Forces in the U.S. Army Central area of operations.

Date Taken: 09.15.2019
Date Posted: 09.15.2019 16:13
Story ID: 341029
Location: FOREST PARK, GA, US 
Hometown: BOERNE, TX, US
Hometown: LUBBOCK, TX, US
Hometown: MARION, AL, US

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