FORT LEWIS, Wash. – The 62nd Medical Brigade will conduct a Change of Command ceremony Friday Dec. 5.
Col. Patrick D. Sargent will relinquish command of the brigade to Col. John A. Powell in a ceremony to be held at Watkins Field, beginning at 2 p.m.
Prior to being assigned to Fort Lewis Powell most recently commanded the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Sargent took command of the brigade in June, 2006, and remained in command throughout its most recent 15-month deployment to Iraq. The brigade returned to Fort Lewis in October, 2008.