FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " The Fort Sam Houston community recognized six Soldiers for their dedicated service and commitment to the U.S. Army Feb. 28 during the monthly Fort Sam Houston retirement ceremony at U.S. Army North's historic Quadrangle. Air Force Brig. Gen. Theresa Carter, commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, presided over the ceremony. Carter requested to officiate the ceremony because one of the retirees, Col. Robert Bridgford, previously served with her as the vice commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and deputy commander of Joint Base San Antonio. Carter said the retiring Soldiers, who collectively represent more than 150 years of service to the nation, embodied the Army Core Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. Carter, who was nominated for her second star, will leave command at the end of May. The retirees are: Col. Robert Manga (left), 32nd Medical Brigade; Col. Robert Bridgford, Installation Management Command; Lt. Col. David Foster, U.S. Army North; Sgt. Maj. Bruce Sivil, 32nd Medical Brigade; Sgt. 1st Class Michael Overton, U.S. Army North; and Sgt. Lena Ramon, 418th Medical Logistics Battalion.