New York City Recruiting Battalion changes command
July 21, 2009
FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - New York City's U.S. Army Recruiting
Battalion announced its change-of-command ceremony for 10 a.m., Friday,
July 24, 2009, at Fort Hamilton's Bluff.
At the ceremony, Lt. Col. Paul J. Cook will relinquish command of the
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion New York City to Lt. Col. Omuso D.
George, who previously served as the Deputy Director for Resource
Management, Gulf Region Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baghdad,
Though the battalion's area of operations is considered geographically
small in comparison to other recruiting battalions, the area is
considered one of the most densely populated areas in the U.S.,
exceeding 13 million people. The battalion is assigned over 300
military and civilian personnel and is one of the largest in the U.S.
Army Recruiting Command.
George, a native of Hempstead, N.Y., earned his Army commission in 1991
as an Air Defense Artillery Officer upon graduating from the U.S.
Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
Cook, a native of California, has served as commander of the battalion
since Aug. 20, 2007. His next assignment is Chief of Staff for the U.S.
Army Recruiting Command's 1st Recruiting Brigade headquartered at Fort