Major General Lee Visits Regional Medic

3rd Medical Command Deployment Support
Story by Maj. Simon Flake

Date: 03.20.2018
Posted: 03.20.2018 15:07
News ID: 270013
Major General Lee Visits Regional Medic

Fort McCoy, Wis. – Maj. Gen. William Shane Lee, Commanding General of the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), Gillem Enclave, Georgia conducted a site visit at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin Saturday to observe the Regional Medic Bridge Combat Support Training Exercise.

The visit gave Maj. Gen. Lee an opportunity to meet with Senior Army Reserve leaders and Soldiers in his command as they prepared to face the unknown challenges of potential future threats to our nation.

“We may not know when or where our next adversary may arise but if we are called upon to provide support to warfighters we must be ready.” said Lee, “The purpose of this exercise is to ensure we maintain our readiness and urgency to fight and win America’s wars.”

While in attendance, Lee had the opportunity to witness Soldiers from 10 units, headquartered by his division, negotiate the nuclear biological chemical chamber, land navigation course, individual movement technique lanes, as well as conduct forward operating base standard operating procedures.

Combat Support Training Exercises prepare America’s Army Reserve units to be combat-ready by immersing them in realistic scenarios where they train as they would fight. They are a critical component in constructing and maintaining the most capable, combat–ready and lethal Federal Reserve force in American history.

3rd Medical Command Deployment Support is a senior deployable medical command and control headquarters, providing support to U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Army Central areas of operation. The division provides support and technical supervision for more than 7,500 soldiers and civilians located in 21 states to prepare and provide trained soldiers and units to conduct missions in the most capable, combat ready and lethal U.S. Army Reserve force in American history. Capabilities include health care specialists, X-ray technicians, ophthalmology, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, surgeons, and veterinarians.