(From left) Master Sgt. Richard Chandler, interim command sergeant major, Troop Command, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Lt. Col. Christina Buchner, commander, Troop Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Forker, participate in a change of responsibility ceremony, June 5.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (From left) Master Sgt. Richard Chandler, interim command sergeant major, Troop Command, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Lt. Col. Christina Buchner, commander, Troop Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Forker, participate in a change of responsibility ceremony, June 5. (Photo Credit: Marcy Sanchez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. Christina Buchner, commander, Troop Command, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, receives the unit guidon from Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Forker, during a change of responsibility ceremony, June 5.
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Master Sgt. Richard Chandler (left), interim command sergeant major, Troop Command, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, receives the unit guidon from  Lt. Col. Christina Buchner, commander, Troop Command, during a change of responsibility ceremony, June 5.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Forker (left) , and Master Sgt. Richard Chandler, stand at parade rest during a change of responsibility ceremony, where Forker relinquished responsibility as LRMC’s Troop Command command sergeant major to Chandler, as interim command sergeant major, June 5.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Forker (left) , and Master Sgt. Richard Chandler, stand at parade rest during a change of responsibility ceremony, where Forker relinquished responsibility as LRMC’s Troop Command command sergeant major to Chandler, as interim command sergeant major, June 5. (Photo Credit: Marcy Sanchez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Forker, outgoing command sergeant major, Troop Command, Landstuhl Regional medical Center, makes remarks durinbg a change of responsiblity ceremony, June 5.
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Master Sgt. Richard Chandler, interim command sergeant major, Troop Command, Landstuhl Regional medical Center, makes remarks durinbg a change of responsiblity ceremony, June 5.
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LANDSTUHL, Germany – Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Troop Command bid farewell to their top enlisted Soldier during a Change of Responsibility ceremony, June 5.

Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Forker, a native of Lakewood, Washington, relinquished responsibility as Troop Command’s command sergeant major to interim command sergeant major, Master Sgt. Richard Chandler.

After enlisting in 1997, Forker was assigned as a combat medic and mental health specialist. Forker’s assignments range from the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth to U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

“Without a doubt, there were no mistakes made in the pairing of myself and my combat companion, Command Sgt. Maj. Forker,” said Lt. Col. Christina Buchner, commander, Troop Command, LRMC. “At the most versatile and responsive (military treatment facility) in the Army's inventory, he spent countless hours developing mentoring and fostering Soldiers, Noncommissioned Officers, officers and civilians.”

Buchner remarked on the amazing job by Soldiers who are tasked with executing a dynamic medical mission and conserve the fighting strength of the joint warfighter.

During his tenure at LRMC, Forker implemented a long-range training model which culminated with Operation Courageous Defense, a collective training exercise designed to showcase integrated medical operations in the European theater, increasing medical and operational readiness across LRMC.

“(Forker) left a lasting legacy and LRMC is definitely better for you being here,” said Chandler.

Forker is slated to report to Tripler Army Medical Center at Honolulu, where he will serve as the medical center’s command sergeant major.

During his farewell remarks, Forker emphasized the important role each Soldier plays in the LRMC mission, providing medical support to U.S. Service Members across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.