• Col. Timothy R. Coffin (right), commander of the 1st Space Brigade, passes the unit colors of the 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON) to its new commander Lt. Col. Patrick L. Kerr (left) with outgoing commander Lt. Col. Scott M. Geiger (center) looking on during a change of command ceremony held on the morning of June 4 at the Medal of Honor Park on Peterson Air Force Base. Geiger has held the responsibilities of commander for the battalion for the past 24 months. The battalion provides critical, wideband satellite communications important in today's operational environment. Its motto is "We Control The High Ground."

    53rd Signal Battalion Change of Command

    Col. Timothy R. Coffin (right), commander of the 1st Space Brigade, passes the unit colors of the 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON) to its new commander Lt. Col. Patrick L. Kerr (left) with outgoing commander Lt. Col. Scott M. Geiger (center) looking on...

  • The Medal of Honor Park at the Peterson Air Force Base Museum served as the backdrop of a Change of Command ceremony for the 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON) on June 4. From left to right, outgoing 53rd Signal Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Scott M. Geiger, Sr., 1st Space Brigade Commander, Col. Timothy R. Coffin, and incoming 53rd Signal Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Patrick L. Kerr prepare to take part in the traditional ceremony before a group of senior officials and guests. The 53rd Signal Battalion is the oldest operational battalion in the 1st Space Brigade and the only unit in the Department of Defense that conducts payload and transmission control of the Defense Satellite Communications System and Wideband Global System satellite constellations.

    53rd Signal Battalion conducts Change of Command

    The Medal of Honor Park at the Peterson Air Force Base Museum served as the backdrop of a Change of Command ceremony for the 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON) on June 4. From left to right, outgoing 53rd Signal Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Scott M...

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