USAMMC-K Welcomes Its Second Commander
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Korea, held a change of command ceremony on post at Camp Carroll, South Korea, June 1. Overseeing the official ceremony was Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.
Chosen as the first commander of USAMMC-K in October 2009, Lt. Col. Shon-Neil W. Severns relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Kevin E. Cooper in front of family, friends, staff and Soldiers.
Arriving from an assignment as executive director of the 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Fort Detrick, Md., Cooper and his family are actually returning to Camp Carroll, as he previously served as executive officer for the 16th Medical Logistics Battalion between 2005 and 2007. Cooper's other assignments include chief of Plans and Operations for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, Fort Detrick, and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center ' Southwest Asia in Doha, Qatar. The incoming commander is the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal.
Severns and his family will now head to Warren, Mich., where he will serve as program executive officer for Combat Support Services for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command Life Cycle Management Command.