• Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan (right), Southern Regional Medical Command commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme D. Johnson present the signed Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant, a formal covenant representing Army Medicine's commitment to provide quality care to Warriors and their Families, to the SRMC Soldiers and staff. U.S. Army photo by Diana L. Struski.

    MG Keenan and CSM Johnson sign Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan (right), Southern Regional Medical Command commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme D. Johnson present the signed Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant, a formal covenant representing Army Medicine's commitment to provide...

  • JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas--Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, left, Southern Regional Medical Command commanding general, presents the Legion of Merit medal to outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman for his leadership and commitment to taking care of Soldiers over the course of his two years of service as the command sergeant major for SRMC. U.S. Army photo by Nichole Riley.

    CSM Huffman awarded Legion of Merit

    JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas--Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, left, Southern Regional Medical Command commanding general, presents the Legion of Merit medal to outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman for his leadership and commitment to taking care of...

  • JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas--Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme D. Johnson passes the command guidon to commander of troops Sgt. Maj. Gregory Smith during the Southern Regional Medical Command change of responsibility ceremony on Oct. 8, 2013. Command Sgt. Maj. Johnson assumed the responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman, who served as the command sergeant major for both Brooke Army Medical Center and Southern Regional Medical Command for the last two years. U.S. Army photo by Diana L. Struski.

    SRMC welcomes CSM Jayme D. Johnson

    JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas--Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme D. Johnson passes the command guidon to commander of troops Sgt. Maj. Gregory Smith during the Southern Regional Medical Command change of responsibility ceremony on Oct. 8, 2013. Command Sgt. Maj...

Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman relinquished responsibility as command sergeant major of Southern Regional Medical Command to Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Johnson during a change of responsibility ceremony at the AMEDD Museum Amphitheater, Oct. 8. Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, commanding general Southern Regional Medical Command officiated the ceremony.

SRMC is the Army's largest medical region, with 11 military treatment facilities across 11 states, plus the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, caring for 503,116 beneficiaries with a total of 23,284 staff members.

"Sgt. Maj. Huffman, I have enjoyed the short time we have worked together. Your leadership as the senior enlisted advisor has made a positive difference at SRMC. You will be missed by all of us," Keenan said. "I wish you and Patricia the very best in your new assignment as the Command Sgt. Maj. for Western Regional Medical Command."

During his tenure as the SRMC Command Sgt. Maj. Huffman also served as the command sergeant major of Brooke Army Medical Center for 18 months. He worked side by side with former commanding general Maj. Gen. Wong, providing support during the transformation of BAMC through the Army's portion of the Base Realignment and Closure process, seamlessly integrating with Wilford Hall Medical Center, the largest Air Force military treatment facility located on Lackland Air Force Base. Huffman also supported Generals Wong and Keenan during their tenure as the San Antonio Military Health System deputy director.

Huffman, an Alabama native enlisted in the United States Army and entered basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in Jan. 1984. He completed advanced individual training for combat medic at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and immediately afterwards, completed Basic Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. His previous assignments were as Command Sergeant Major for the 56th Medical Evacuation Battalion, 44th Medical Command (Rear)(Provisional), and 28th Combat Support Hospital, all at Fort Bragg, N.C. He deployed to Iraq with the 28th Combat Support Hospital in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006 to 2008. He also served as the Command Sergeant Major for the 32nd Medical Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Command Sergeant Major at Bassett Army Community Hospital at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and the Senior Enlisted Medical Advisor for the state of Alaska.

Incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 19, 1988. After completing Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, he attended the Basic Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. Johnson's previous leadership positions include, Forward Support Medical Company First Sergeant, MEDEVAC Observer/Controller, USASAM First Sergeant, 6th MLMC Sergeant Major, USAMEDDAC Bavaria Command Sergeant Major, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital; Command Sergeant Major, and 32d Medical Brigade Command Sergeant Major.

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