Fuquay-Varina, N.C., resident assumes command of Army Reserve medical unit
Col Aaron B. Neal, incoming Southeast Medical Area Readiness Support Group Commander, hands the Colors to the SEMARSG Command Sgt. Maj. Kimberly Fischer, during a change of command ceremony Saturday, Aug. 6 at the CSM Paul B. Huff Army Reserve Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The SEMARSG is a direct reporting unit to Army Reserve Medical Command and is responsible for providing mission command and control to U.S. Army Hospitals and medical units throughout the southeastern United States, with units in Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Change of command ceremonies are a military tradition that represent a transfer of authority and responsibility for units or commands. The history, tradition, and accomplishments of the command are embodied in the colors. The passing of colors from an outgoing commander to an incoming commander ensures that the unit and its Soldiers are never without official leadership, represents a continuation of trust, and signifies an allegiance of Soldiers to their unit's commander.