US Army Europe and Seventh Army Commanding General Visits USAMMCE
USAREUR Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling visited the U.S. Army Medical Material Center, Europe to meet with Soldiers and get a first-hand look at USAMMCE's operation and capabilities Oct. 19. Col. Mark Stubbs, USAMMCE commander, welcomed the opportunity to show the general all that the command has to offer.
"I am amazed at the level of support USAMMCE provides to areas like Iraq, Afghanistan, China and numerous countries around the world," said Hertling.
He went on to say that USAMMCE employs a group of highly professional Soldiers and Civilians who enjoy what they do, and who do their jobs extremely well.
Even though Hertling's schedule was tightly packed, he did not want to miss the opportunity of having lunch with the Soldiers of USAMMCE.
Some of the Soldiers remarked that having lunch with the general was very relaxed and comfortable, and that he conveyed his interest both personally and professionally. According to Spc. Jason Roth, the general was curious to know what the Soldiers thought was special about USAMMCE, and how they liked being assigned to the unit.
"The general seemed very impressed with the USAMMCE mission," Sgt. Benjamin Haley added.
Hertling recently posted the following comment on his Facebook page:
"Amazing visit to see the Soldiers and Civilians in U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe in Pirmasens today. This organization provides tons of medical supplies, medicine and equipment to service members in EUCOM, AFRICOM, and CENTCOM, while also supplying the same to U.S. citizens (Soldiers and Diplomats) in 182 countries from China to Burkina Faso. One of those organizations that not many know about, but without whom we couldn't get the job done!"