• Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (center), Commanding General of the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, hosts a U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan change of command ceremony where Col. Vivian Hutson (left) relinquished command to Col. Thirsa Martinez (right) during a ceremony at Yano Field, Camp Zama, Japan on June 17, 2014.

    MEDDAC-Japan Change of Command Ceremony

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (center), Commanding General of the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, hosts a U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan change of command ceremony where Col. Vivian Hutson (left) relinquished...

  • Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (center), Commanding General of the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, passes the colors during a U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan change of command ceremony where Col. Vivian Hutson (right) relinquished command to Col. Thirsa Martinez (left) during an outdoor ceremony at Yano Field, Camp Zama, Japan on June 17, 2014. The act of passing the colors is symbolic of the passing of command authority from an outgoing commander to the incoming commander.

    Symbolic passing of the colors

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (center), Commanding General of the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, passes the colors during a U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan change of command ceremony where Col. Vivian Hutson...

  • Col. Vivian Hutson (left), U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan outgoing Commander, paints a traditional Japanese Daruma Doll, a symbol for luck, during a change of command ceremony where she relinquished command to Col. Thirsa Martinez (not pictured) during an outdoor ceremony at Yano Field, Camp Zama, Japan on June 17, 2014.

    Col. Vivian Hutson paints a traditional Japanese Daruma Doll

    Col. Vivian Hutson (left), U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan outgoing Commander, paints a traditional Japanese Daruma Doll, a symbol for luck, during a change of command ceremony where she relinquished command to Col. Thirsa Martinez (not...

  • Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (left), Commanding General of the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, assists Col. Thirsa Martinez (center), newly appointed  Commander of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan in cutting the ceremonial cake during a change of command celebration on June 17, 2014 at Camp Zama, Japan.

    MEDDAC-Japan Change of Command cake-cutting ceremony

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (left), Commanding General of the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, assists Col. Thirsa Martinez (center), newly appointed Commander of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan in cutting the...

U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Japan conducted a change of command ceremony where Col. Vivian Hutson relinquished command to Col Thirsa Martinez during an outdoor ceremony at Yano Field, Camp Zama, Japan on June 17, 2014. Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center hosted the event attended by top U.S. Army leaders based in Japan and other local civilian dignitaries.

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