RHC-P recognizes Soldiers, Civilians during creative Hail and Farewell

By Christopher LarsenOctober 9, 2020

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Members of Regional Health Command-Pacific show their pride in the U.S. Army Medical Command patch during a virtual hail and farewell ceremony Sept. 29. The event was held via videoconference to allow for social distancing. (Photo Credit: Christopher Larsen) VIEW ORIGINAL

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Regional Health Command-Pacific got creative with its hail and farewell ceremony and awards ceremony here Tuesday, Sept. 29, due to restrictions and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utilizing videoconferencing technology to allow for social distancing and for those teleworking to attend, the command recognized 15 Soldiers and civilians were recognized during the event.

The hail and farewell is a longstanding military tradition that celebrates those arriving at or departing a command.

The ceremony also recognized Soldiers and civilians receiving awards for their performance or upon their permanent changes of station.

RHC-P, the most geographically-dispersed command in Army Medicine, oversees Army medical treatment facilities and units in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan and South Korea.

A list of those recognized and awardees follows.


Maj. Garett Holt, Command Group

Capt. Alyssa Noltner, Command Group

Kevin Bosket, Clinical Operations

Joe Hockmuth, Clinical Operations

Lt. Col. Bill Uptergrove, Clinical Operations

Col. Lisa Miller, Clinical Operations

Lt. Col. Melissa Gue, G-4

Lt. Col. Ausha Partido, Recovery Care Office

Master Sgt. Christopher Mancilla, Recovery Care Office

Maj. Rose Hinkle, G-8

Master Sgt. Robert Hayward, Inspector General

Lt. Col. Hee Kim, G-3

Sgt. Maj. Joshua Motley, G-3

Sgt. 1st Class Brittney Bailey, G-3

Staff Sgt. Missyann Camacho-William, G-3


Kelly Nix, G-4

Dan Loguda, Recovery Care Office

Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Garand, Recovery Care Office

Master Sgt. Heather Richard, Recovery Care Office

Master Sgt. David Pring, Inspector General

Master Sgt. Paulette Ware, G-3


Master Sgt. Paulette Ware, G-3, Meritorious Service Medal

Master Sgt. David Pring, Inspector General, Meritorious Service Medal

Derek ‘Derk’ Shoup, Office of General Counsel, Meritorious Civilian Service Award

Maj. Trinity Storey, G-3, The Surgeon General’s Coin