Maj. Gen. Dennis P. LeMaster, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P), and Command Sgt. Maj. Clark Charpentier, command sergeant major, RHC-P, welcomed commanders and senior enlisted advisors from across RHC-P's footprint to the 2019 Commander's Fall Symposium. The event, attended by nearly 100 command teams, RHC-P personnel, and guest speakers, is being held this week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, from Nov. 19-21.

Throughout the symposium, attendees will hear from senior leaders from across the U.S. Army, Military Health System, U.S. Army Medical Department and private sector, about important, strategic topics impacting military medicine, readiness and the way military medicine conducts business today and in the future. They will also have the opportunity to learn from each other, share best practices and help shape the way ahead for the future of military medicine.

On day one, Mr. Guy Kiyokawa, deputy director, Defense Health Agency, and Dr. Richard Thomas, president, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, provided the RHC-P leaders with strategic overviews of the current transformation of the military health system.