Fort Campbell Unit Marking Change Of Command

Posted at 7:54 AM, Jun 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:18:09-04

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Fort Campbell's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will officially mark a change of command on Friday.

The sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line will have a ceremony as Col. Peter N. Benchoff turns over command to Col. Brett G. Sylvia.

The post says the ceremony is a military tradition representing formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit. The passing of colors, standards or ensigns from an outgoing commander to an incoming one ensures the unit and its soldiers are never without official leadership.

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