CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Lt. Col. Mike Jordan took command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, 401st Army Field Support Brigade during a change of command ceremony here, June 28.
Jordan assumed command from Lt. Col. Tim Haylett, who held the position since 2016. Haylett is now slated to take over as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 25th Sustainment Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Col. Aaron Stanek, commander, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, presided over the ceremony.
"Today we gather to recognize, thank, and bid farewell to Lt. Col. Carl Haylett after a rigorous year of command in a vital location for stability throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility," Stanek said. "Lt. Col. Haylett has displayed dedication, adaptability and innovation, and this battalion is fortunate to have had such a high level of leadership."
Haylett is an enthusiastic Seattle Seahawks fan, which Stanek mentioned while praising Haylett's leadership and logistic prowess.
"I can think of another organization that would benefit from Lt. Col. Haylett's enthusiasm and leadership, the Seattle Seahawks," Stanek joked. "In fact, if he was on the sidelines of Super Bowl 49, he would have most certainly called a run."
To mark the transfer of command, Master Sgt. Donald Tricket, senior enlisted advisor of AFSBn-Kuwait, handed the unit colors to Haylett, who then passed them to Stanek. Stanek continued the rotation to Jordan. With his position as commander established, Jordan then passed the colors back to Tricket for safekeeping.
In his farewell remarks, Haylett thanked his unit and his family, and welcomed Jordan.
"This battalion with the folks in this formation, contractors both past and present and teammates across the enterprise have helped to deliver, as our banner states, Army materiel readiness at the point of need," Haylett said.
"I am supremely satisfied," he said. "We have had a number of things to do over this last year and we have gotten after it and done them all very well."
Jordan comes to Kuwait from the 8th U.S. Army G-4 (Logistics) at Yongsan, South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea.
"The stellar reputation of AFSBn-Kuwait precedes the battalion," Jordan said. "The next year will undoubtedly provide more opportunities to expand the great history and legacy of this battalion."
Jordan was joined at the ceremony by his wife, La'Tonya.
"To my beautiful wife, we are embarking on yet another test as a part of our testimony," Jordan said. "With your encouragement and the grace of God, we will be reunited again. Thank you for your unyielding support, your sacrifice, and being the best battle buddy. I love you."