Winn Army Community Hospital hosted the Fort Stewart Soldier Recovery Unit change of command July 20 at Fort Stewart to Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe Garden on Fort Stewart.
Supported by the 3rd Infantry Division Brass Quintet, the ceremony welcomed the new commander of the Iron Guardian Battalion, Lt. Col. Jody K. Wright — a native of York, Pa.; and said goodbye to Lt. Col. Edward Ziembinski of Kansas City, Missouri.
U.S. Army Medical Department Activity – Fort Stewart and Hunter Airfield Commander Col. Jason Seery; who is also the Netherlands Market Director for the Defense Health Agency, was on hand to make remarks.
Seery thanked Ziembinski for his efforts, noting under his leadership, Fort Stewart SRU demonstrated one of the highest rates of soldiers returning to active duty at 61%. He said the battalion had been recognized as the best soldier recovery unit in the army in 2020 and the staff members had been named top SRU chaplain, transition coordinator, platoon surgeon and program analyst by the Command. Atlantic Health Region for fiscal year 2021.
But Seery noted that the Iron Guardians remain in good hands with Wright.
“He (Wright) recently completed a mission within force management and brings a unique flair to that mission,” Seery said, adding that Wright was a proven leader and expressed confidence in Wright to provide creative leadership. and innovation and compassion needed to support the Soldier Recovery Unit’s unique mission.
Nearly 200 guests from across the facility and the local community attended the ceremony. Community members are invited to attend the ceremony; which was streamed live on the MEDDAC social media platform at www.facebook.com/winncares.