210th RSG welcomes new commander
July 23, 2013
Aguadilla, PR- Troops assigned to the 210th Regional Support Group (RSG), the largest Army Reserve command in western Puerto Rico, participated in a change command ceremony, where Col. Cosme Torres relinquished his command to Col. Michael Grosz, at the Borinquen Air station, June 9.
"This is not about the outgoing or the incoming commander. This is about the Soldiers. You symbolize the best of Puerto Rico, the best of our nation because you are part of an elite minority of the US Armed Forces who stepped up to the plate to answer our nation's call," said Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernandez, Commanding General of the 1st Mission Support Command, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, while addressing the troops of the 210th RSG..
During the ceremony, Torres received a Meritorious Service Medal and the Ancient Military Order of St. Christopher. St. Christopher is the patron saint of the Transportation Corps.
Torres, a native of Ponce Puerto Rico, was selected as acting commander for the 210th RSG in February 2013.
"Sir, thanks for the confidence and the opportunity to command the fine troops of the 210th RSG," said Torres during his address.
Grosz, who resides in the state of Georgia, was recently selected as commander of the 210th RSG.
"Thank you for the opportunity of being your commander. How many people get this opportunity? I want to take this moment to say that this is a blessing. I want to say thanks to my staff because they made everything great during the transition," said Grosz.
The 210th RSG's mission is to provide command and control and assist units in meeting training and readiness in their designated areas of operations. It also provides structure for non major combat operations and supports deployment requirements in a specified theater of operations.
The subordinate units of the brigade size element are the 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, the 448th Engineer Battalion and the 77th Combat Sustaintment Support Battalion.