94th AAMDC welcomes new commander

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
A colonel receiving a flag from a general.

Col. Eric Sanchez (right), incoming commander, 94th AAMDC, receives the 94th guidon from Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander, USARPAC, during the unit’s change of command ceremony, June 27.

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Jaquetta Gooden
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Daniel Karbler and welcomed Col. Eric Sanchez as their new commander in a change of command ceremony, here, Friday.
This was 94th AAMDC’s first joint change of command, as evidenced by the Army red and Air Force blue four-star flags, marking the ceremony as one to remember.
“The 94th AAMDC is truly a unique and extremely complex organization and the most jointly integrated theater enabling command in the U.S. Army-Pacific,” said Gen. Herbert J. Carlisle, commander, Pacific Air Forces. “The new commander, Col. Eric Sanchez, is an amazing leader and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and talent to this organization.”
“The Army got it right when they selected Col. Sanchez to command the 94th AAMDC,” said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, USARPAC. “His experience in the missile defense community will be a great asset to the command and our area of operations.”
“I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you,” Sanchez said as the new Sea Dragon Six. “I am excited to be back in the command that I helped to stand up.”
Sanchez’ most recent assignment was as deputy commander, 32nd AAMDC, at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Brooks praised the Karbler family for its contributions to USARPAC, the 94th AAMDC, the joint military services, Army families and the local community.
“In short, we have asked a lot from this command, and they have delivered flawlessly,” said Brooks.
“I have truly enjoyed my time here in the 94th AAMDC,” said Karbler. “I know that without the help of each and every Soldier here today, it wouldn’t have been the success that it was.”
Karbler’s next assignment is at the Pentagon.

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