PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, California -- A traditional and very simple ceremony, signifying change. That's how Joe Capps, director of Installation Management Command's Central Region, described the Presidio of Monterey's change of command June 23."It's been said that the most valuable gift you can give to anyone is your time," Capps told those gathered to farewell outgoing commander Col. Paul Fellinger, and welcome incoming commander Col. Lawrence Brown. "It's an honor to be here with you as we salute an extremely accomplished commander."Fellinger led the installation with a spirit of innovation and enthusiasm, often despite severely constrained resources, and provided unwavering support for quality-of-life programs, Capps said.He praised the outgoing commander for leading the team responsible for the installation's energy program, which has saved more than $3 million dollars for the Army during his tenure.Capps also thanked members of the local civilian community attending the ceremony for their support to the installation, and its service members."Thank you on behalf of the Army," he said. "Thank you for what the citizenry does to keep our Army strong."After handing the installation's guidon, and command responsibility, to his successor, Fellinger also noted the ceremonial nature of that act, and the importance of what it symbolizes."Those colors represent to me the most important people, those who are here today" he said of the garrison's workforce, comprised mostly of civilian employees."They don't get the recognition at the airport, thanking them for what they do. We take care of kids, we change diapers, we develop sports programs. We find out what people need, or want, to do to be successful," he said.Fellinger, who is retiring after 26 years of military service, thanked the installation staff for their commitment to serving their country, and its service members."We've had some tough times. We've had a couple furloughs. We're going through sequestration right now, and not once did anyone ever say to me 'we can't do this,'" he said.Incoming commander Brown said his assignment to the Presidio feels like coming "full circle," having entered military service in California 33 years ago.He said he looks forward to working "hand-in-hand" with the Defense Language Institute to provide a safe, supportive learning environment.Brown pointed out education has been a priority for his own family, and that he sees a similar commitment to excellence in the Presidio's staff."They are passionate and committed to what they do. This is a testament, not to a good organization, but a great one," he said.