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    Wounded Warrior Battalion - West Conducts Change of Command

    Wounded Warrior Battalion - West holds change of command ceremony

    Photo By Cpl. Alison Dostie | U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Rebecca Harvey, the incoming commanding officer for Wounded...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Benjamin Whitten 

    Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Lt. Col. Rebecca M. Harvey assumed her duties as the commanding officer of the U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion – West during a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 21. Harvey received the headquarters’ organizational colors from the outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Brian P. Huysman.

    Harvey, a native of San Antonio, Texas, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and received her commission in 2004. Harvey is a judge advocate by trade and comes to the unit after being competitively selected to serve as the Marine Corps’ Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy for Legal and Legislative matters. Prior to her work with the SECNAV, she served as the staff secretary for I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

    “I believe Wounded Warrior Regiment and [the battalions] are vital to the Marine Corps’ promise to service members that we will leave no Marine behind,” Harvey said. “The combination of the singularly focused command structure coupled with the dedicated work performed by uniformed and civilian providers is truly impressive and I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead the team.”

    Harvey aims to encourage humble servant leadership as a united team of uniformed and civilian professionals who are committed to innovative, integrated, and individualized recovery care for Marines and Sailors.

    Huysman, an Ohio native, received his commission nearly 19 years ago after graduating from the Ohio State University. Huysman is departing the Wounded Warrior Regiment to assume duties as the Inspector-Instructor, 2nd battalion, 24th Marine Regiment in Pasadena, California.

    Huysman left the Marines, Sailors, and staff of Wounded Warrior with one final message.

    “Work hard at everything you do, care about our purpose, our mission, and the people around us, and always treat others with the dignity they deserve as people and as Marines.”

    Wounded Warrior Battalion - West ensures the support, recovery, and care of combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured (WII) Marines and Sailors attached to Marine units, and their family members in order to maximize their recovery as they return to duty or transition to civilian life.



    Date Taken: 05.21.2021
    Date Posted: 05.21.2021 17:43
    Story ID: 397097
    Location: CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 
    Hometown: COLUMBUS, OH, US
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    Hometown: SAN DIEGO, CA, US

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