Lt. Col. Sarah Goldman took over command of Public Health Activity-Italy from Lt. Col. Andrew Sims in a change of command ceremony Aug. 2 at Caserma Ederle, Italy.

Goldman comes to PHA-Italy from the Office of the Surgeon Genera in Falls Church, Va., where she was the Director of Congressional Affairs.

PHA-Italy, a subordinate command of Public Health Command Europe, provides Food Safety and Defense, Animal Medicine, Zoonotic Disease Surveillance, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene from its seven Branches within the UK, Spain, Turkey and Italy. The unit supports 26 countries in Europe and Africa, and is one of the most geographically-dispersed veterinary units in the Army.