Fort Huachuca, Arizona -- Lt. Col. Kevin Reeves assumed command of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Oct. 21 during an assumption of command ceremony on Brown Parade Field.

This is Reeves' second time at Fort Huachuca. In March 2006, he reported as the aide-de-camp at Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army). In January 2008, he took command of Alpha Company, 86th Signal Battalion. In January 2009, he was selected to be the S3 in the 86th Signal Battalion and one year later transitioned to be the battalion's executive officer while stationed at Fort Huachuca. In July 2012, he was assigned to U.S. Central Command, where he served as the deputy branch chief for Cyber Security, officer in charge of Operations Security Division, and lead Afghanistan Strategic Plans officer before returning to Fort Huachuca to assume command of the 40th.

"Lieutenant Colonel Reeves is a tremendous officer, and he is exactly the right fit to take the Renegades to new levels," said Col. Gary Ridenhour, commander, 11th Signal Brigade in his welcome speech. "He will provide the direction that will build on the rich and impressive lineage of the Renegades."

Reeves spoke of his excitement to be back at Fort Huachuca and be a part of 40th ESB.

"When I arrived to the battalion, I saw the slogan Team 40," he said. "I remember one of my mentors telling me that it is going to take a team in order to have a successful command. He told me the word TEAM means Together Everyone Achieves More. So our slogan is more than just words, it also has meaning. I'm challenging everyone to continue to build Team 40, execute our mission and let us have fun doing it."