JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
Residents of the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, many of them retired Army medical officers, got to hear from Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Sargent, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, commander, during the Eagle luncheon March 12.
The luncheon was an opportunity for residents to hear the latest developments in the military from a leader’s perspective.
Sargent spoke to the residents about his personal experience in the Army, the transfer of the AMEDDC&S HRCoE to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the ongoing transformations with the U.S Army to meet future challenges.
The general fielded questions on training and doctrine at HRCoE, combat medicine, prolonged field care and the projected direction of Army Medicine. After his remarks, Sargent visited with the residents and posed for photos.
The attendees were eager to share stories of their military experience as well. Many of the residents are retired Army medical officers, to include former nurses, doctors and two former Surgeon Generals of the U.S. Army. Several of the attendees had met the general in the past and they thanked him for his continued support of them and their families.
The residents at the Army Residence Community, located in San Antonio, Texas, are retirees and spouses from all military service branches, almost equally divided between the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, with a smaller population of U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard.
For more than 30 years, the Army Residence Community has served retired military officers of the Armed Forces, their spouses, widows and widowers, providing them with an active, social community living experience.