TACOMA, Wash. -- The 404th Army Field Support Brigade conducted a change of command and relinquishment of responsibility ceremony July 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord here.
The ceremony symbolized the 404th AFSB's change in leadership from the outgoing command team of Col. Sydney Smith and Command Sgt. Maj. Jermaine Davison to the incoming commander Col. Peter Crandall.
An awards presentation was conducted before the ceremony where Smith and Davison received the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal respectively. Both also received several recognitions from the various sections of the organization.
Smith spoke about the "tremendous" work the unit did while supporting the First Corps. She thanked the unit and other leaders from JBLM for their work on behalf of the command's personnel, and she spoke about the success the unit has had over the past two years.
Crandall said he looks forward to upcoming challenges. He said he has confidence in his new unit's ability to succeed. Crandall also spoke about the importance of leadership to the unit's success, and he wished the outgoing command team success in their future assignments.
The ceremony was officiated by Maj. Gen. Edward Daly, senior commander of Rock Island Arsenal and commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command.
Daly spoke about how well the 404th supported units in Pacific Theater and about the importance of the brigade in ensuring the Army is ready to fight and win the nation's wars.
Dignitaries in attendance included several leaders from First Corps, including Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, First Corps deputy commanding general. Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony.