FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca welcomed a new commander July 14 at Brown Parade Field here.

Soldiers, Department of Army Civilians, Families and friends of the Fort Huachuca community gathered to witness Maj. Gen. Scott D. Berrier relinquish command to Maj. Gen. Robert P. Walters, Jr., the new commanding general of USAICoE and Fort Huachuca.

Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, commanding general, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was the host of the ceremony and the reviewing officer.

"The MI Branch is better off today because of the tremendous efforts of Major General Berrier," Lundy said. "Over 20,000 Soldiers across the MI force have been trained here at Fort Huachuca during his tenure. Every mission that the Chief of Staff of the Army gave him and every mission I gave him was accomplished and accomplished to the highest standard."

Berrier, who took command of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca in July 2015, reflected on his tenure stating that it has been an honor for him and his wife, Annie, to serve on the leading edge of our nation's defense at Fort Huachuca.

"It has been the privilege of our lives to serve here, and we are just so grateful for the two years that we had….we will always have Team Huachuca in our hearts," Berrier said.

As a special feature of the event, Annie, who has been a member of Fort Huachuca's B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) since 2015, rode in her husband's change of command and presented him with an authentic 1860 saber replica which she carried throughout her time as a trooper here.

Walters, who is coming to Fort Huachuca after completing his tenure as the deputy chief of staff for intelligence for the Resolute Support Mission, North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the director of joint intelligence for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Operation Freedom's Sentinel, thanked the Berriers and Team Huachuca for their efforts in making the move here easier for him and his wife, Nancy.

"Thank you so much for making this transition really smooth, and I look forward to working with you all….know that we will do our very best to support this tremendous team," Walters said.

Berrier's follow on assignment is military deputy to the director for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.