The Soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Daniel Karbler and welcomed Col. (P) Eric Sanchez as the new commander of the 94th AAMDC in a Change of Command Ceremony, on the historic Palm Circle, here, June 27.

The ceremony included Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, as the host along with Gen. Herbert J. Carlisle, commander, Pacific Air Forces, as the guest speaker. This was 94th AAMDC's first joint change of command, as evidenced by both the Army's red four star flag and the Air Force's blue four star flag, making the ceremony one to remember.

"The 94th AAMDC is truly a unique and extremely complex organization and the most jointly integrated theater enabling command in the U.S. Army-Pacific" said Carlisle. "The new commander, Col. Eric Sanchez, is an amazing leader and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and talent to this organization."

"The Army got it right when they selected Col. Sanchez to command the 94th AAMDC," said Brooks. "His experience in the missile defense community will be a great asset to the command and our area of operations."

Brooks also praised the Karbler family for their contributions to USARPAC, the 94th AAMDC, the joint military services, Army families, and the local community. "In short, we have asked a lot from this command, and they have delivered flawlessly," said Brooks. "I have truly enjoyed my time here in the 94th AAMDC," said Karbler. "I know that without the help of each and every Soldier here today, it wouldn't have been the success that it was."

Karbler and his family are moving on to work at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Sanchez took the podium to say a few remarks as the new Sea Dragon Six. "I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you," Sanchez said. "I am excited to be back in the command that I helped to stand up." Sanchez's most recent assignment position was as deputy commander of the 32nd AAMDC at Fort Bliss, Texas.