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LTC R. Garey BN C.O.
CSM D. Scott
MJR D Spears X.O.
2/12th Change of Command Ceremony
February 24, 2017
The U.S. Army can be difficult to keep pace wtih, especially when it comes to tracking who is in command of what. The Brigade and Battalion commanders, along with their CSM's, have a 2 year assignment to their positions. The Company commanders currently have a 18 month rotation. I have been to several of these ceremonies, for the Battalion and CSM's of our unit, the 2/12th.
The changing of a command is all military tradition. The Battalion is assembled, and all commands are done by bugle with a follow up voice command. It is rich in tradition. The photos below, catalog the change of command between BN officers.ble click to edit
LTC Paul Staeheli - Outgoing Bn Cmdr
LTC Kirby Dennis - Incoming Bn Cmdr
Passing the Colors
Staeheli's departing speech
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