• PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Lt. Col. David P. Jewell, departing 229th Military Intelligence Battalion commander, performs his final inspection of his troops with Maj. Jason Fuoco, battalion executive officer, and Col. Danial Pick, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center commandant, Aug 25. Jewell is succeeded by Lt. Col. Kent Webber.

    Presidio's largest Army unit welcomes new commander

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Lt. Col. David P. Jewell, departing 229th Military Intelligence Battalion commander, performs his final inspection of his troops with Maj. Jason Fuoco, battalion executive officer, and Col. Danial Pick, Defense Language...

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Lt. Col. Kent Webber, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion commander, recieves the battalion colors from Col. Danial Pick, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center commandant, Aug. 25 on Soldier Field here. The ceremonial passing of the flag signifies the official start of Webber's run as commander of the largest Army unit on the Presidio of Monterey.

    Presidio's largest Army unit welcomes new commander

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Lt. Col. Kent Webber, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion commander, recieves the battalion colors from Col. Danial Pick, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center commandant, Aug. 25 on Soldier Field here. The...

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Lt. Col. David P. Jewell's departure was, for some in attendance, bittersweet and emotional as he bid farewell to the people who he said helped make his assignment here as "the best two years of my career." Jewell was succeeded by Lt. Col. Kent Webber, a now three-time veteran of the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion.

    Presidio's largest Army unit welcomes new commander

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Lt. Col. David P. Jewell's departure was, for some in attendance, bittersweet and emotional as he bid farewell to the people who he said helped make his assignment here as "the best two years of my career." Jewell was...

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio of Monterey community members welcomed the new 229th Military Intelligence Battalion commander during a change of command ceremony on Soldier Field here recently.

After handing over the batallion to Lt. Col. Kent Webber Aug. 25, Lt. Col. David P. Jewell said during his farewell speech that the batallion gave him "the best two years of his career."

Jewell also gave Webber some parting words of advice regarding the care of the Soldiers he called "the best and most precious treasures the United States produces."

"I'm confident the Army's chosen the right leader in you, with the right experiences, to lead this battalion to the next level of excellence," Jewell said. "I challenge you to trust your noncommissioned officers and demand the best from the battalion's cadre and students. I ask you to lead them with fairness, generosity, courage and love, which is what I have tried to do."

For Webber, the ceremony was like a homecoming. "This is the third time I've been assigned to the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion and it seems in as fine a shape as I've ever seen it," Webber said.

Webber closed his brief speech with a promise to his new battalion: "I am humbled by this great opportunity to serve and support you. ... I pledge to give you all I've got in the days ahead."

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