ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- About 50 Soldiers and friends of the Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element attended a ceremony, here, Oct. 22, to welcome the command's new leader and say goodbye to their previous commander of 13 months.

Col. Timothy Fenlason, incoming commander, ASC-ARE, was commissioned in the Regular Army in May 1989. He left active duty in 1994 and joined the Army Reserve in 1995.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Doll, commanding general, Army Reserve Sustainment Command, presided over the ceremony.

"Tim, I will tell you this time in command will go much faster than you can imagine, so seize the day," said Doll.

"I want to thank General Doll for having the confidence in me to give me this opportunity," said Fenlason.

The new commander also provided some insight into his leadership style.

"Integrity is paramount," he began. "Be true to yourself, be true to each other, be true to the Army."

Fenlason said he believed that every Soldier assigned to the ASC-ARE, nearly 110, has a vital role in the success of the command.

Col. Diana Torres, outgoing commander, ASC-ARE, assumed command of the unit in September 2015. Prior to this command, she led the Fort Hood Detachment, ASC-ARE from March 2015 to September 2015.

"Today we honor the leadership and commitment of Colonel Diana Torres," said Doll.
Following Doll's remarks, he presented Torres with a Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of a successful command.

The ASC-ARE provides Soldiers in support of U.S. Army Sustainment Command's global mission by integrating with Army Field Support Brigades to conduct operational staff support in the areas of intelligence, readiness analysis, current and future operations, and integrated logistics support.