During a December 2017 visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, Brig. Gen. Bertram Providence, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Pacific, met with members of Public Health Command-Pacific and Public Health Activity-Fort Lewis, to gain insight into the multiple pilot programs and cross-organizational collaboration shared by Public Health assets at JBLM and across the PHC-P area of operation.

Providence received a presentation from Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians that focused on public health initiatives, capabilities, successes and challenges within the organization and discussed a way ahead. The visit included a guided tour of the laboratory facilities which further highlighted the capabilities of the public health mission.

During a meet and greet, Providence answered questions, as well as recognized members of the Public Health team in support of the One Health initiative.

This site visit provided a platform for discussion about One Health, the U.S. Army Medical Department, and future strategic change for Public Health Command-Pacific.

Lt. Col. Nic Cabano, PHA-FL commander, said that Providence's personal approach and time spent with each employee during the tour, highlighted the authenticity of this command and that his leadership energized Public Health personnel's commitment to readiness and supporting the Warfighter!