PRMC receives new commanding general

| November 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, incoming commander, PRMC, assumes his new command, Friday, at a change of command ceremony held at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, incoming commander, PRMC, assumes his new command, Friday, at a change of command ceremony held at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

 

Spc. Paxton Busch
Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

Staff, family, and friends gathered, Friday, to welcome incoming Pacific Regional Medical Command Commander Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent and to bid farewell to outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle.

Doyle said he believes that Sargent is the perfect choice for the Pacific Region as it transforms to the Pacific Regional Health Command, with a footprint that will include U.S. Army-Alaska and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Sargent, who was previously the MEDCOM G-3/5/7, said that he felt humbled and blessed for the opportunity to command an organization that he watched achieve excellence across a variety of assigned missions.

“Over the past several days, I have met some of Army Medicine’s finest Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, officers and civilians,” Sargent expressed. “I look forward to serving alongside each of you throughout my tenure in command.”

Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command expressed her confidence in Sargent, recognizing his achievements in championing the transformation to a system for health, driving the formation of the Performance Triad and leading the transition to an operating company model.

“Your proven strategic leadership skills and innovative thinking will serve you well as you build on PRMC’s successful programs and partnerships, create your own — as you always have — and care for our Soldiers, their families and retirees,” Horoho said.

Sargent pledged to provide safe, high-quality and accessible, world-class medical care to beneficiaries, while also ensuring PRMC remains a credible partner and key enabler that judiciously uses medical diplomacy to help promote the region’s theater support campaign plan.

“To maintain our Army’s competitive advantage, we must optimize our units’ readiness and every Soldier’s performance by focusing on the human dimension,” Sargent said. “I am committed to helping our stakeholders and partner nations lead a cultural change utilizing the Performance Triad to achieve a healthier and fit force.”

Sargent concluded with a commitment and a challenge to staff.

“Every day I am in command, I will endeavor to be the pre-eminent ambassador for Army Medicine and pledge to make a positive impact on the lives of those I meet and ask each of you to do the same.”

Doyle assumed command of PRMC in November 2012, where he concurrently served as the commander of Tripler Army Medical Center; commander of the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support); command surgeon of the U.S. Army-Pacific; senior market manager of the Hawaii Enhanced Multi-Service Market office; director of the Hawaii Federal Coordinating Center for the National Disaster Medical System; and as chief of the Medical Service Corps.

“PRMC is one of the most strategically important regions,” explained Doyle. “An area covering more than half of the world’s surface, and serving more than 464,000 Soldiers, civilians, veterans and families across 37 facilities.”

Horoho highlighted several of Doyle’s achievements, to include leading Hawaii Medical Treatment Facilities in standing up the eMSM and enacting an open enrollment policy for more than 156,000 beneficiaries.

Under Doyle’s command, TAMC Warrior Transition Battalion also received a 99 percent Soldier satisfaction rate, a success that Horoho believes is a testament to his focus on supporting Army forces.

Doyle has been selected to serve as the deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, MEDCOM.

“It was my distinct privilege and highest honor to serve alongside this tremendous health care team. I could not have picked a better team in Army Medicine than the Pacific Region ohana to end my command tenure,” Doyle added.

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  1. Michael Peacock says:

    Welcome to the Islands. God bless you and work with you.

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