USAMEDDAC Fort Eustis holds Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony

By Andrew BrownSeptember 9, 2021

USAMEDDAC Holds Change of Responsibility
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – McDonald Army Health Center Command Sgt. Maj. Kim Borel passes the guidon to incoming 1st Sgt. Megan Rodriguez accepting responsibility as the senior enlisted for the USAMEDDAC Medical Company (Photo Credit: Andrew Brown) VIEW ORIGINAL
USAMEDDAC Change of Responsibility
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Leadership, Soldiers and Staff from the US Army Medical Activity (USAMEDDAC) Fort Eustis held an assumption of responsibility ceremony welcoming in 1st Sgt. Megan Rodriguez to McDonald Army Health Center (MCAHC) Joint Base Langley-Eustis, September 3, 2021.

MCAHC Command Sgt. Maj. Kim Borel stated, “Today, we welcome 1st Sgt. Megan Rodriguez into our family. As I reflect on the last 8-10 months, I would like to thank Sgt.1st Class Saturnino Aquino for stepping in to fill the void as Company First Sergeant. I am truly grateful for all of the hard work that you, along with the Company team and Soldiers, managed to do on your watch. I cannot be more proud and in awe of each and every one of my Soldiers.”

1st Sgt. Rodriguez, a 68 Whiskey (Combat Medic), comes to MCAHC from the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Denver, Colorado, serving as the non-commissioned officer in charge of medically processing over 10,000 new Soldiers preparing them to go out to the Force.

“She is a 68W Health Care Specialist and hopes to take the Company to the next level. I am truly excited to welcome her to the team,” said Borel.

Borel entrusted Rodriguez to continue to build upon the accomplishments and readiness of the Medical Company.

“These are great Soldiers and leaders you are inheriting, you are fortunate and should be proud,” said Borel.

The ceremony concluded with Rodriguez sharing her enthusiasm and commitment to readiness, esprit de corps, and pride in the USAMEDDAC as she fulfills her role as the new senior enlisted advisor to the Medical Company Commander.

“It is essential to maintain continuity, but it is just as important to welcome change, trust in me as I trust in you, and we will accomplish great things. 1st Sgt. Rodriguez signing in, Phoenix Warriors, Rise up!” said Rodriguez.