FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Maj. Gen. Jason T. Evans relinquished command of U.S. Army Human Resources Command to Maj. Gen. Joseph R. Calloway during a change of ceremony July 1, 2019.

As the 25th commanding general of HRC, Calloway will continue to support the Army with strategic talent management; modernization of information technology platforms; and total Army programs and services, which take care of soldiers, veterans and families.

"I'm deeply humbled to have the privilege of taking the colors from a great leader (Jason Evans) and to lead a great group of professionals … who make up the HRC team," Calloway said. "I look forward to serving with everybody here … and taking care of our Army."

Calloway previously served at HRC from December 2015 to March 2017 as the command's Director of Officer Personnel Management. He returns to HRC from the Pentagon where he served as the Director of Military Personnel Management, Office of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1.

Calloway's many awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster).

The outgoing commander, Evans, served as the commanding general of HRC since April 2017. He helped shape the future force through multiple Army-wide initiatives including the activation of the Security Force Assistance Brigades, ensuring the Army's top talent was identified and selected to serve in the Chief of Staff of the Army's top priority units.

In parting, Evans said he was proud, humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to serve with the Army's most amazing HR professionals.

HRC is responsible for conducting distribution, strategic talent management, information technology, soldier programs, and services Army-wide in order to enable the Army to deploy, fight, and win the nation's wars.