Fort Rucker, Alabama – Lyster Army Health Clinic hosted a change of responsibility ceremony on June 29, 2021 at the Army Aviation Museum. Lt. Col. Danielle K. Rodondi hosted the ceremony, as the outgoing sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Steven Fugate passed the guidon, and his role as the senior enlisted advisor, over to Sgt. Maj. Shavonda McLean.
Sgt. Maj. Fugate served as Lyster’s senior enlisted advisor for the past year. He thanked the clinic staff for their service and challenged the team, “To continue to never settle for just meeting the standard. Instead, continue to deliberately aim to exceed the standard in all you do.” He continued by stating, “Sgt. Maj. McLean, welcome to the Lyster family. You’re joining an amazing team. You will discover this is a great organization with people that are not only professional, but dedicated to the mission. I have all the confidence that you will rise to the occasion.”
Sgt. Maj. Shavonda McLean is a native of Pass Christian, MS. She enlisted in the Army in October 2000 as a combat medic. Her stateside assignments include Fort Carson, CO; Fort Sam Houston, TX; Fort Stewart, GA; Fort Gordon, GA; Fort Jackson, SC; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Benning, GA; and Fort Bliss, TX. Her overseas assignments include Giebelstadt, Germany and Fort Wainwright, AK. She has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait for a total of three combat and one peacekeeping operation.
As the new senior enlisted advisor to the Lyster team, Sgt. Maj. McLean remarked, “To the Soldiers and civilians of Lyster Army Health Clinic, I want to ensure you that I will do my best to train, lead, guide, and mentor you throughout my tenure.”
Lt. Col. Rodondi expressed her appreciation to have Sgt. Maj. McLean join the Lyster team. “Your experience and knowledge is critical as we balance the demands of readiness and healthcare delivery. I know you will accept the challenge. Welcome to the team!”
Lyster Army Health Clinic continues its mission to care for Army Aviators and their Families, in addition to providing medical support for the military retiree population. Lyster serves a population of about 18,000 patients including active duty Soldiers and their Family members and retirees and their Family members.