CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- The 3rd Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support Battalion cased its colors and handed the LOGCAP support mission to the 2nd LOGCAP Support Battalion during a transfer of authority ceremony here, July 19.
The 2nd LOGCAP Support Battalion will continue oversight of the LOGCAP mission of providing logistic and base life support throughout the U.S. Army Central area of responsibility under the command of Lt. Col. Adrian DeRyder.
Col. Carmelia Scott-Skillern, commander, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, presided over the ceremony.
"The 3rd LOGCAP Support Battalion has compiled an impressive record of accomplishment providing contingency support, and has distinguished itself as an intense force multiplier throughout the CENTCOM Area of Operations during their nine month deployment," Scott-Skillern said.
"As we transfer this critical mission to the 2nd LOGCAP Support Battalion, the newest in a long line of great logistics minds and mission focused professionals," she said, "I remain confident LOGCAP will continue to provide world-class support across the CENTCOM area of operations."
To mark the transfer of authority, the 3rd LOGCAP Support Battalion command team cased their unit colors, then the 2nd LOGCAP Support Battalion command team uncased their unit colors, which would go on to be displayed in the color guard.
In his farewell remarks, Col. Tim Rados, commander, 3rd LOGCAP Support Battalion thanked his unit and his family, and welcomed the 2nd LOGCAP Support Battalion.
"We performed above and beyond the call of duty, and left the battlefield better than we found it," Rados said.
"The team worked tremendously long hard hours to build relationships, solidify and improve the reputation of LOGCAP support, educate and integrate team LOGCAP, and ensure customers experienced all that LOGCAP is capable of providing," he said. "I can say without a doubt that we succeeded."
The 3rd LOGCAP Support Battalion worked to improve quality of life and enable mission success for U.S. forces and coalition partners across 28 base camps supporting three named operations in four countries.