SCHWEINFURT, Germany (June 26, 2013) -- Lt. Col. Kyle Reed assumed command of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, during a change of command ceremony held June 21 at Conn Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt.

Reed replaced Lt. Col. James "Whit" Wright, who commanded the unit since May 2011, culminating with the regiment's deployment to Logar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII.

Reed received his commission in 1995 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He served as the commander of Alpha Company and Headquarter and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, before commanding the Army's Advanced Airborne School at Fort Bragg, N.C. He then served as the operations officer and executive officer of the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, there.

He has also served as the infantry branch assignment officer for majors and lieutenant colonels at Fort Knox, Ky., prior to his selection to serve as a special assistant and speechwriter to the commander.

His military education includes the infantry officer basic and advanced courses, the jumpmaster qualification course, ranger school, pathfinder school and the Command and General Staff College.

He is married with two children.

The 1-91 Cavalry Regiment returned to Schweinfurt in March after having spent nine months in Afghanistan. The regiment is currently making preparations to relocate to USAG Grafenwoehr, which stems from an official decision from the Department of Defense in conjunction with the restructuring of U.S. Army Europe.