Most line units used to have a PA, and they were all great. As an Infantry unit CDR, the PA would quickly and quietly patch me up and keep me going without insisting on a profile, bed rest, etc. On the other hand, he kept the troops patched up well, too; and at their jobs; while keeping me very well informed of how they were really holding up as I pushed them to their limits during operations. One PA even stitched up my spouse's finger when she cut it at the Bn Cdr's house during an officer's social event. There may be some bad PAs out there, but I never met one!
Bravo, SrA Dexter! You are one of an honored lineage!