ARMEDCOM: changing lives; building readiness
Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Marcel Parson, command sergeant major for 7458th Medical Backfill Bn., and Col. Melinda Wellborn, commander of the 7458th Medical Backfill Bn., work to coordinate support as officer and non-commissioned officer-in-charge for the medical portion of the Texas A&M Colonias Innovative Readiness Training mission which provided medical services from June 19 – 29, 2017. Wellborn and Parson led a team of approximately 125 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers who are working in partnership with the Texas A&M Colonias program to provide medical care to Webb County’s under-served Colonias population. Services provided by Army Reserve personnel are done through the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training, a civil-military program that builds mutually beneficial partnerships between U.S. communities and the DoD. The missions selected meet training & readiness requirements for Army Reserve service members while integrating them as a joint and whole-of-society team to serve our American citizens.