• Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong takes a tour of the new CECOM facilities in Kaiserslautern, Germany, with Barron Williams, the senior command representative for CECOM in Europe, during his visit to the area in early May.

    CECOM Commander Visits Europe Headquarters

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong takes a tour of the new CECOM facilities in Kaiserslautern, Germany, with Barron Williams, the senior command representative for CECOM in Europe, during his visit to the area in early May.

  • Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong talks with John Wessel, a CECOM avionics logistics assistance representative stationed in Katterbach, Germany, during his visit to Europe in early May.

    CECOM Commander Visits Europe Headquarters

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong talks with John Wessel, a CECOM avionics logistics assistance representative stationed in Katterbach, Germany, during his visit to Europe in early May.

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong visited Germany in early May to meet with CECOM Europe team members.

"Maj. Gen. Strong was very interested in seeing firsthand the work that we are doing in support of U.S. Army Europe," explained Barron Williams, the senior command representative for CECOM in theater. "He also met with key customers to establish a direct dialogue with them and get feedback on our operations."

Part of Strong's itinerary included a visit to the headquarters of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade. During his visit to the brigade, Strong met with primary staff members and received a briefing on the brigade's operations.

"Maj. Gen. Strong seemed very impressed by the broad scope of our mission," said Col. John Haley, the commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade. "We talked at length about how, in addition to logistics, we also handle the synchronization of acquisition and technology across the European and African theaters."

Strong also attended a luncheon with CECOM employees, including logistics assistance representatives who came to CECOM headquarters from various field locations. Strong took advantage of the large crowd to express his sentiments to the CECOM personnel.

"I am extremely proud of everything that you do for our Soldiers," Strong said. "Everywhere I go in theater, I'm hearing about the great things you're doing and that the units are very happy with your support and that speaks volumes to me about the quality of service that you provide."

Strong's visit also included attendance at the U.S. Army Europe distinguished visitor summit in conjunction with Austere Challenge 10 and visits to the 75th Fire Brigades and the 170th Brigade Combat Team.

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