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All female military team leading the way at MEDDAC-Ft. Stewart

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A change of command meant a change of direction Friday for Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital. 

Colonel Michelle Munroe was introduced as the new commander of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart - a group of facilities that includes Winn Hospital and the Richmond Hill Medical Home. 

Col. Munroe is the first woman to be named Winn commander, and this marks the first time in the hospital's 36-year history that an all-female military team will lead the way at MEDDAC-Fort Stewart - with the hospital commander, command sergeant major, executive officer, company commander, and first sergeant - now all women. 

"I think it's a great thing that women are starting to break those glass ceilings and get into those jobs that historically have not been allowed or had the opportunity to have a female leader. We all wear the same uniform and every gender should be given the opportunity to have that leadership role," Munroe said. 

Munroe succeeds outgoing commander, Col. Christopher Warner, who had overseen the facility since 2016. 

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