By Mrs. Alofagia Oney (Regional Health Command Europe)May 1, 2019
LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany -- In a ceremony attended by senior military leaders at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, colleagues and family, Capt. Ben Carroll assumed his role as the new commander for Bravo Company, Troop Command, LRMC.
The Apr. 30 change of command ceremony also honored the services of Capt. Zachary Robinson, former Bravo Company commander.
During her remarks, Lt. Col. Stephanie Sido, commander for LRMC Troop Command, welcomed Carroll, his wife Iona and their children to the LRMC team, while also emphasizing the responsibilities he assumes as the company commander.
"While the mantle of leadership has changed, the people and the mission remains steadfast," said Sido. "I remind you that it is a privilege to serve as a commander and I know you stand committed to developing and empowering leaders at all levels to be stewards of our profession."
Carroll joins the LRMC team after serving in the TRICARE Area Office in Sembach, Germany. A highly decorated Soldier, Carroll was a prior enlisted cavalry scout before commissioning to the Medical Service Corps in 2013 after receiving a U.S. Army Green to Gold scholarship. His education and training includes a Bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas, U.S. Army Pathfinder School, Army Advanced Airborne School, and Army Air Assault School among others. Carroll has deployed in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
"To command America's sons and daughters, at any level, is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an officer, and I will carry those responsibilities with the dedication and fervor that the position demands," said Carroll in his first remarks as commander. "If the enemies of our country come calling, I will ensure that we have the skills, discipline and agility to answer appropriately."
Robinson, former commander of Bravo Company, who served a total of 17 months in the position, will depart Landstuhl for Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he will pursue a master's degree in hospital administration through the Army Baylor Long Term Health Education Training program. During his command, Bravo Company accomplished major milestones, including increasing the number of master fitness trainers from one to eight, adding an additional nine equal opportunity representatives to the formation for a total of eleven, and bringing a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) officer on board.
"Despite the operations tempo, [Capt. Robinson was] innovative, affording Soldiers the opportunities to attend schools and executed well planned, resourced and realistic training," said Sido. "You trained your Soldiers hard, instilling disciplined initiative, confidence and tactical proficiency.
Bravo Company is one of four company commands under the LRMC Troop Command and is responsible for the administrative oversight of roughly 480 Soldiers, Department of Army Civilians and local national employees.