FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, RWBAHC, said farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Jan E. Miller and welcomed Sgt. Maj. Edmond B. Burnsed, Jr. during the Change of Responsibility ceremony, Friday morning, Aug. 28.
Although Command Sgt. Maj. Miller was only at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center for less than one year, he and Lt. Col. Wendy L. Gray, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Commander, joined forces and led the unit through multiple important milestones.
Miller said, “And just in case anybody still thinks RWBAHC hasn’t done a whole lot these last 358 days … they led from the front with the Audie Murphy president Sgt. 1st Class Keiden S. Jones, graduated a multitude of NCOES Soldiers, to include tons of Commandant’s lists and leadership awardees, opened up a brand new Student Clinic that more than doubles the previous space and provides primary care and specialty services that keep our AIT Soldiers in training, and had their lab specialist, Spc. Daniel P. Jones win the Fort Huachuca Best Warrior Competition.”
Gray talked about Miller’s time here. “Command Sgt. Maj. Miller is a mentor, a teacher, a coach the strategic leader and a consummate professional for the Soldiers and team members of RWBAHC.”
Gray then appointed Burnsed as the new sergeant major for RWBAHC.
“We are blessed to have you, your wife Dawn and your son Brooks join the team. Sgt. Maj. Burnsed, welcome to RWBAHC, to Fort Huachuca, and to our family. We look forward to your leadership, strength of character, and extraordinary professionalism.”
Burnsed then addressed the RWBAHC team and said, “People are the most important resource and the backbone of our organization. I look forward to working and growing with the organization to excel and providing the best healthcare possible while showing dignity and respect in every encounter with patients and each other.
Gray said the ceremony was about, “ … not only passing of the colors but also a transfer of responsibility from one great leader to another. The sergeant major functions as the senior enlisted advisor of the command; he also serves as a focal point implementing policies and programs for medical readiness across the installation.”