SEMBACH, Germany — The 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 30th Medical Brigade welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony
May 18 at Sembach Kaserne.
During the ceremony, Col. R. Scott Dingle who served as the brigade’s commanding officer for the past year, relinquished command of the 30th Med. Bde. to Col. W. Mark Stubbs.
“Scott’s strategic vision and remarkable organizational skills, coupled with a genuine gift for innovative thought and action, have proven instrumental throughout his command,” said Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor, commanding general of the 21st TSC and of Dingle’s leadership.
Dingle, awaiting promotion to brigadier general, will be assigned to the G3/5/7 in the Army’s Office of the Surgeon General at Falls Church, Va.
Stubbs, of Arkansas, reports to the 30th Med. Bde. from the Army Office of the Surgeon General, where he served as the director of logistics and executive officer to the Army Surgeon General. Stubbs served in a variety of assignments during his extensive career.
His previous tours include commander of the 32nd Forward Airborne Medical Logistics Battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom, chief of the Distribution and Transportation Division, deputy commander for operations, and then commander of U.S. Army Medical Materiel Command-Europe and student at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
Stubbs is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University, the Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Regis University in Denver, Colo., and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
“The way I see it, there are two jobs in the Army: command and waiting for command. Likewise, there is no other place that I’d rather serve than U.S. Army Europe. I had to pinch myself this morning to make sure this wasn’t a dream, and this is certainly a dream come true,” Stubbs said during his command acceptance speech.
Command Sgt. Maj. David Hunt assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. George W. Grace as the senior enlisted adviser to the 30th Med. Bde. during the ceremony.
Grace will be retiring to his home state of Florida where he plans to spend a majority of his days fishing and spending time with his family.
Hunt, of Oceanside, Calif., comes to the 30th Med. Bde. following a successful tour as the operations sergeant major for the Europe Regional Medical Command in Sembach, Germany.
Hunt has served in multiple medical units across the U.S. and overseas and has deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Just Endeavor.