• Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, Deputy Commander-Regional Support, passes the unit colors to incoming Regional Support Command-Capital commander, Col. Arthur Weeks III, as outgoing commander, Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., watches July 5.  (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, Deputy Commander-Regional Support, passes the unit colors to incoming Regional Support Command-Capital commander, Col. Arthur Weeks III, as outgoing commander, Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., watches July 5. (Photo by...

  • Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, DCOM-RS, pins the Bronze Star Medal on Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing commander of the RSC-Capital in an awards ceremony prior to the change of command ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, DCOM-RS, pins the Bronze Star Medal on Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing commander of the RSC-Capital in an awards ceremony prior to the change of command ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • Major General James Mallory, deputy commanding general, NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, gives remarks during the RSC-Capital change of command ceremony as Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing commander, listens. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Major General James Mallory, deputy commanding general, NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, gives remarks during the RSC-Capital change of command ceremony as Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing commander...

  • Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing commander of RSC-Capital, gestures during his farewell speech. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing commander of RSC-Capital, gestures during his farewell speech. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • Shown, from left, are Col. Arthur Weeks III, incoming RSC-Capital commander, Brig. Gen. Tom Cosentino, DCOM-Regional Support, and Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing commander, immediately after the change of command ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Shown, from left, are Col. Arthur Weeks III, incoming RSC-Capital commander, Brig. Gen. Tom Cosentino, DCOM-Regional Support, and Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing commander, immediately after the change of command ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing RSC-Capital commander, looks at a farewell gift as Afghan Police Col. Jalil Samet, deputy commander for administration and support, Kabul City Police Department, stands by at a reception held at the Camp Phoenix, Kabul, dining facility following the change of command ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., outgoing RSC-Capital commander, looks at a farewell gift as Afghan Police Col. Jalil Samet, deputy commander for administration and support, Kabul City Police Department, stands by at a reception held at the Camp Phoenix...

  • Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., RSC-Capital outgoing commander, stands next to his farewell cake presented to him at a reception following the ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr., RSC-Capital outgoing commander, stands next to his farewell cake presented to him at a reception following the ceremony. (Photo by Jon Connor)

Colonel Arthur Weeks III assumed command of Regional Support Command-Capital from Air Force Col. Robert Wicks Jr. in a change of command ceremony at Camp Phoenix’s Patriot Square in Kabul, Afghanistan July 5. The command’s higher headquarters is Deputy Commander, Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.

Supporting more than 80,000 Afghan National Security Force personnel, RSC-C creates enduring capacity and capability to train, sustain, maintain and equip the Army and Police forces in the Province of Kabul and Kabul, the nation’s capital. Wicks has been commander since August 2010 and will be the deputy director for the Air Force International Training and Education Center, San Antonio, Texas.

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