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Coleman takes charge of 377th Medical Group

U.S. Air Force Col. Gregory Coleman (right), accepts the guidon and command of the 377th Medical Group from Col. David Miller, 377th Air Base Wing commander, in a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 27, 2019. As the 377th MDG commander, Coleman will continue where his predecessor left off and lead his Airmen in advancing the human weapons system, promoting optimal health and provide trusted care to Team Kirtland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Col. Gregory Coleman (right), accepts the guidon and command of the 377th Medical Group from Col. David Miller, 377th Air Base Wing commander, in a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 27, 2019. As the 377th MDG commander, Coleman will continue where his predecessor left off and lead his Airmen in advancing the human weapons system, promoting optimal health and provide trusted care to Team Kirtland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Col. Gregory Coleman, incoming 377th Medical Group commander, renders his first salute to his Airmen in a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 27, 2019. The mission of the 377th MDG is to advance the human weapons system, promote optimal health, and provide trusted care to Team Kirtland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Col. Gregory Coleman, incoming 377th Medical Group commander, renders his first salute to his Airmen in a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 27, 2019. The mission of the 377th MDG is to advance the human weapons system, promote optimal health, and provide trusted care to Team Kirtland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Col. Mary Stewart (right), outgoing 377th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon to Col. David Miller, 377th Air Base Wing commander in a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 27, 2019. Stewart leaves Team Kirtland to support Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, as the 59th Medical Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Col. Mary Stewart (right), outgoing 377th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon to Col. David Miller, 377th Air Base Wing commander in a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 27, 2019. Stewart leaves Team Kirtland to support Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, as the 59th Medical Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

The new 377th Medical Group commander, Col. Gregory Coleman was given command during a change of command ceremony, June 27, 2019 at Kirtland Air Force Base.

The presiding officer, Col. David Miller, 377th Air Base Wing commander, conducted the transfer of command in Hangar 1043.

Coleman comes to Kirtland from Air Force Headquarters where he was the strategic plans and programs deputy for the Office of the Surgeon General. As the 377th MDG commander, Coleman will continue where his predecessor left off and lead his Airmen in advancing the human weapons system, promoting optimal health and provide trusted care to Team Kirtland.

After accepting command of the 377th MDG, Coleman said he was excited to with such excellent Airmen.

“Thank you for your excellence, [for] taking care of people and ensuring a ready and resilient force,” said Coleman. “It is my honor to serve you.”

The outgoing commander, Col. Mary Stewart, led from June 14, 2017 to June 27, 2019. During this time, Stewart led a team of 269 military and civilian health-care professionals providing care for 40,000 beneficiaries, and served as the principal medical advisor to the 377th ABW commander.

“To the women and men of the 377 MDG, thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what you do each and every day to make others better and to get better as an organization,” said Stewart.

Stewart leaves Team Kirtland to support Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, as the 59th Medical Support Group commander.