FORT KNOX, Ky. – Colonel Carter Price assumed command of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Recruiting Brigade at Fort Knox July 21 during a ceremony in Waybur Theater.Price takes over from Col. Eric Lopez, who has led the brigade for the past two years. Price previously served as the chief of staff of U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox.Lopez assumed responsibility of 3rd Recruiting Brigade in July 2018. He will become the new chief of staff for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.The passing of the colors was hosted by Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, commanding general of U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Muth commended Lopez on expertly commanding 3rd Brigade.“Col. Lopez put over 31,000 Soldiers in boots during his time in command, a 9% increase in active enlistments and a 20% increase in Reserve enlistments under his leadership,” Muth said, thanking Lopez.Lopez attributed his success to his command leaders’ culture passed down to him and his Soldiers.“This culture was carried by incredible battalions and company command teams facilitated by a great brigade staff,” Lopez said.The brigade is the center of Army recruiting across the North Central United States and consists of over 2,000 Soldiers and civilians who are responsible for recruiting operations in all or part of 16 states, which cover over 600,000 square miles. The unit is made up of battalions in Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, the Great Lakes, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Minneapolis and Nashville.In taking charge of the brigade, Price indicated he was looking forward to getting back to the business of recruiting.“To all the battalion teams out in the field, dispersed across the brigade, I am proud to assume command,” Price said.He pointed out the examples that the battalions have set thus far.“You have proven to be resilient in one of the most difficult times in our nation’s history.”Muth said he believes Price will pick up right where Lopez left off.“I’m confident you will lead with integrity,” Muth said, “and continue the legacy of the 3rd Recruiting Brigade.”