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36th Medical Operations Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Airman 1st Class Carissa Wolff
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
The Change of Command for the 36th Medical Operations Squadron was held in the 36th Medical Group atrium June 20.

Incoming commander, Lt. Col. Margaret Carey was previously stationed at Patrick AFB, Fla., as flight commander of the family practice clinic and deputy squadron commander for the 45th Medical Operations Squadron. She has pursued her career education by attending the Air War College by correspondence, attending the Air Command and Staff College by correspondence, earned a Air Force Institute of Technology sponsored Master of Science degree in nursing at the University of Florida, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University. Colonel Carey's achievements include the Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Space Command Field Grade Officer of the Year award.

Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Robin Schultze, has commanded the 36th Medical Operations Squadron for two years. As commander, she oversaw the dental, mental health, family practice, optometry and flight medicine, public health and bioenvironmental engineering clinics. As chief nurse of the 36th Medical Group, Colonel Schultze directed the nursing service activities for four Primary Care Optimization teams with six nurses and 31 medical technicians averaging 19,200 encounters yearly. Colonel Schultze was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for her two years of service to Andersen.

The 36th Medical Group mission statement states the group, along with its subsequent squadrons, will deliver and sustain a fit to fight force and healthy communities through quality care, based on team work.