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Colonel Mocha L. Robinson takes command of 51st Medical Group on Osan AB, Republic of Korea

A daughter of American Samoa, Colonel Mocha L. Robinson, has taken Command of the 51st Medical Group on Osan AB, Republic of Korea, during a Change of Command Ceremony this week.

The ceremony symbolizes the transfer of command responsibility and accountability from one individual to another, representing the passing of the guidon – the tangible symbol of the unit – from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander.

A statement noted that in her new role, Colonel Robinson will provide leadership to over 450 medical personnel at the Air Force’s most permanent forward US base in the Indo-Pacific region. Colonel Robinson is responsible for delivering ready, reliable care and optimizing human performance for over 21,000 warfighters, family members and civilians on the Korean Peninsula.

Colonel Robinson is the daughter of Emelia (Fula) Crispin and Peter Crispin. She is married to Trent Robinson, a retired KC-135 pilot.

Colonel Robinson was born at LBJ Hospital and attended St Francis Elementary School and for high school, she attended Samoana High School.

She then enlisted in the Air Force and was commissioned as a First Lieutenant after completing her Master of Physical Therapy degree.

She also received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Colonel Robinson owes her successes as a leader and strong commitment to serving others through lessons of hard work and giving back from her parents, grandparents, and extended family.

She was raised in Au’asi and Ili’ili and strives for lifelong learning through personal growth and professional development – embodying the Air Force Core Values of Integrity, Service, and Excellence.”

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