#MeetYourArmy: Place brothers guided by 'selfless service'
WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- Among all Army values, 'selfless service' was the one Col. Michael L. Place named as the reason he and his two brothers, Thomas and Ronald, joined the military and became medical doctors. Both as a Soldier and as a doctor, Michael believes, "you're there to serve and care for others." "There's no job better than taking care of America's sons and daughters," he said. "These are special kinds of people dedicating their lives to defending our country." THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORS If it weren't for his mentors, Michael doubts he could have gone as far as he has in the Army. Over the years, he said, he has benefited from the patience of senior leaders who have allowed him to make mistakes and figure out things on his own. He currently commands Madigan Army Medical Center, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. "People have been taking care ...