Medical group welcomes new leader

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  • By Kevin Gaddie
  • Team Eglin Public Affairs

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Col. Michael Brough became the new 96th Medical Group commander in a change of command ceremony here July 12.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Geraghty, 96th Test Wing commander, served as presiding officer. He said Brough’s wealth of experience prepared him for the assignment.

“We have just the right leader to carry the torch,” he said.  “Col. Brough’s s rich legacy, coupled with his impressive educational background and leadership experience will make a great fit for our hospital, the medical group professionals, and the patients who give the mission purpose.  His personal philosophy reaffirms the core of our medical professionals: ‘take care of your people and they will perform miracles.’”

Before reporting to Eglin, Brough served as the 374th Medical Group commander at Yokota Air Base, Japan and the command surgeon for 5th Air Force and U.S. Forces, Japan.

Brough is board certified in both family and aerospace medicine. As a chief flight surgeon, he logged more than 450 hours in various aircraft.

Brough addressed the 96th MDG Airmen and civilians in his remarks.

“I’m extremely humbled to serve as your commander,” he said.  “We as medics are charged with a tremendous responsibility – to take care of the human weapons system, the greatest weapons system ever created.  We have the great privilege of taking care of our warfighters and their families.  Let’s get to work.”