A Change of Command in Mid-Air

The Texas State Guard (State Defense Force) 1st Brigade recently held a change of command ceremony but this one was a unique. Lieutenant Colonel James Donaghue transferred command of the 4th Battalion to Lieutenant Colonel Troy Neasbitt while rapelling down the rappel tower. Both commanders are Prior Service and have served in Combat with the 1st Cavalry Division.

In a unique Change of Command Ceremony, atop a rappelling tower, Ltc. James Donaghue assumed command of the 4th Battalion from Ltc. Troy Neasbitt, with Commander, 1st Bde, BG Robert Hastings, presiding.


to the new incoming commander!

(Texas State Guard photos by Master Sgt. David Johnson and Pvts Carlos Arenas and John Duesing.)


Source: Texas State Guard

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