Col. Mitchell E. Brew handed over the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe Colors and the USAMMCE mission to his successor, Col. William "Mark" Stubbs July 23 on Husterhoe Kaserne in Pirmasens.
"Colonel Brew was an outstanding commander that took USAMMCE to the next level, but no one is better qualified to replace him than Colonel Stubbs," said Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman, commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Many guests and USAMMCE personnel came out to say farewell to Brew as he moves to his new assignment as the 21st TSC’s chief of staff in Kaiserslautern.
The new commander, Stubbs was welcomed with open arms as he is no stranger to USAMMCE and has served in different positions here from 1999-2001 and again as deputy commander for operations since July 2009. "This is a dream come true for us," said Stubbs.
The Soldiers of the Lazarettregiment 21 from the German Army State Command Rheinland Pfalz joined the USAMMCE Soldiers on the field.
The music was provided by the 380th Army Band from Virginia, commanded by CW4 Kathy Landas.