News: AR-MEDCOM welcomes new deputy commander
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Promotable Col. Mary Link, new deputy commander for Army Reserve Medical Command, joined the command team June 6, 2012.
Alongside Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, commanding general of AR-MEDCOM, Link will provide leadership, management and direction for medical operations, completing the command leadership.
Kasulke said that Link, who has been nominated for promotion to brigadier general, is the right person for the AR-MEDCOM command team.
“Colonel promotable Link has a significant amount of medical experience across a wide front of corporate and military medial organizations,” said Kasulke, who resides in Watertown, N.Y. “She brings an excellent portfolio of talents skills, and leadership to AR-MEDCOM.”
Link, a native of Ravenna, Neb., is well-known throughout Army Medical Department and is no stranger to AR-MEDCOM, many recall her time as the commander of the AMEDD Professional Management Command in Georgia.
She served as the Deputy Surgeon, Clinical Operations, Office Chief Army Reserve in Washington, as her most recent assignment where she was responsible for facility administrative procedures, oversees clinical operations, and strategic planning
As the first female deputy commander for AR-MEDCOM, she succeeds, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Woodson, who is now serving as the Honorable Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and director of TRICARE management activity, she also serves as the Assistant Surgeon General for Force Management, Mobilization, Readiness and Reserve Affairs, Office of the Surgeon General (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), Washington.
Col. Corliss Gadsden, the chief of staff of AR-MEDCOM had the opportunity to work with Link at Human Resources Command in St. Louis, Mo., which is now located at Fort Knox, Kent. .
“Her firsthand knowledge in the medical field is a valued asset to the Army medical community and to this command,” said Gadsden. “She is focused on taking care of Soldiers and their well-being … this is a true professional joining our team.”