Vanguard Soldiers participate in company change of command ceremony

By 2nd HBCT PAO, 1st Inf. Div., MND-BMarch 28, 2009

BAGHDAD - From left to right: Capt. Aaron Lummer, a native of Camp Point, Ill., former commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment; Lt. Col. John Vermeesch, a native of Marshall, Mich., commander, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt., and Capt. Clint Olearnick, a native of Parker, Colo., commander, HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. stand in formation as the official party of the change of command for HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. at Forward Operating Base Justice March 19. The arrival of the official party signified the beginning of the ceremony.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - From left to right: Capt. Aaron Lummer, a native of Camp Point, Ill., former commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment; Lt. Col. John Vermeesch, a native of Marshall, Mich., commander, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt., and Capt. Clint Olearnick, a native of Parker, Colo., commander, HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. stand in formation as the official party of the change of command for HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. at Forward Operating Base Justice March 19. The arrival of the official party signified the beginning of the ceremony. (Photo Credit: 2nd HBCT PAO, 1st Inf. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD -The official party for the change of command ceremony of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, stand in formation at Forward Operating Base Justice March 19. During the change of command ceremony, Parker, Colo. native Capt. Clint Olearnick took the reins as the HHC commander.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD -The official party for the change of command ceremony of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, stand in formation at Forward Operating Base Justice March 19. During the change of command ceremony, Parker, Colo. native Capt. Clint Olearnick took the reins as the HHC commander. (Photo Credit: 2nd HBCT PAO, 1st Inf. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. John Vermeesch (left), a native of Marshall, Mich., commander, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, passes the Headquarters and Headquarters Company guidon to Capt. Clint Olearnick, a native of Parker, Colo., commander, HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. at Forward Operating Base Justice March 19. The "Passing of the Guidon" signifies Olearnick's assuming of his new position as the commander of HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. John Vermeesch (left), a native of Marshall, Mich., commander, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, passes the Headquarters and Headquarters Company guidon to Capt. Clint Olearnick, a native of Parker, Colo., commander, HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. at Forward Operating Base Justice March 19. The "Passing of the Guidon" signifies Olearnick's assuming of his new position as the commander of HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. (Photo Credit: 2nd HBCT PAO, 1st Inf. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL