Army Field Support Battalion--Germany conducts change of command ceremony
July 29, 2014
VILSECK, Germany -- Lt. Col. Steven Schultz assumed command of the Army Field Support Battalion--Germany from Lt. Col. William Shinn Jr., during a change of command ceremony here, July 18.
Col. Christopher Roscoe, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, presided over the ceremony.
"Today, Lt. Col. Schultz becomes the fifth Army officer to accept the unit guidon and take on the mantle and responsibility of Army Field Support Battalion-Germany's commander," Roscoe said. "Today is also an occasion to mark the breadth and scope of the battalion's accomplishments over the past two years under the leadership of Lt. Col. Bill Shinn.
"Lt. Col. Steven Schultz comes to us from Fort Lee, Virginia, where he served in the command planning group for the commanding general, but he is no stranger to the logistics world, having commanded one of the Army's three rapid port opening elements," Roscoe continued. "Commanding the AFSB-Germany will definitely be a different perspective for him and one Steve is extremely qualified for."
Shinn, attributed the success of AFSBn-Germany to the people who worked under his leadership. He reflected on the partnership that helped shape the European Activity Set, but also the strategic security environment.
Shinn thanked his wife, Ann Marie, and their daughter, Katie. He also thanked the local civilian workforce, Department of the Army civilians, Soldiers and their families for their support over the last two years.
Shinn will now head to the Pentagon to serve in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics.
"To the officers and civilians of the AFSBn-Germany, I only hope to live up to the high bar you have already set," Shultz said. "You have a fantastic reputation, and I look forward to working with each of you over the next two years."
"Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Kroontje [405th AFSB command sergeant major] and I know that you are the absolute right Soldier to take this command to the future, to build on its past successes and take it to new heights," Roscoe said.