U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Southwest Asia Holds Change of Command

Lt. Col. Jason Sepanic (left) and Lt. Col. Victor Suarez (right)

The "ceremonial passing of the cell phone" between outgoing U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Southwest Asia commander Lt. Col. Jason Sepanic (left) and incoming commander Lt. Col. Victor Suarez at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Feb. 5. (Courtesy photo)

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Southwest Asia held a Change of Command ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Feb. 5. Lt. Col. Jason Sepanic relinquished command to Lt. Col. Victor Suarez at the CAS small gym. Those in attendance included senior leaders from 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Area Support Group-Qatar, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Task Force Medical-Afghanistan, U.S. Air Forces Central, Special Operations Command Central, 950th Military Police Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, and 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support Forward (OCP).

This ceremony marks the 12th detachment rotation for 6MLMC since 2003 when then Lt. Col. Bill Fry led the first rotation with Soldiers from the 6th and members of both the 388th Medical Logistics Battalion (FWD)(-), and the 424th Medical Logistics Detachment (Rear)(-). Currently, the 392d Medical Logistics Company from Wichita, Kan., is deployed in support of USAMMC-SWA until mid-March 2013, when the 308th Medical Logistics Company from St. George, Utah, will assume the mission. Sepanic will redeploy with four other 6MLMC Soldiers back to Fort Detrick, Md.

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Last Modified Date: 07-Feb-2013