FORT BUCHANAN, PR -- Colonel Charles N. Moulton became U.S. Army Garrison Fort Buchanan’s 74th commander, assuming command of the only federal military installation in Puerto Rico from outgoing commander Colonel Tomika M. Seaberry, in a ceremony conducted at the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC) Sgt. Miguel A. Ramos Hall November 30, 2022.

Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough hosted the Fort Buchanan Change of Command Ceremony via Microsoft Teams, virtually passing the colors, as Col. Moulton replaced Col. Seaberry. Fort Buchanan Legal Office Paralegal Noncommissioned Officer Staff Sgt. Patricia M. Landrau served as Master of Ceremony.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough hosted the Fort Buchanan Change of Command Ceremony via Microsoft Teams, virtually passing the colors, as Col. Moulton replaced Col. Seaberry. Fort Buchanan Legal Office Paralegal Noncommissioned Officer Staff Sgt. Patricia M. Landrau served as Master of Ceremony. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry Public Affairs Specialist) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Puerto Rico Army National Guard Color Guard led by Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks present honors to the Nation during the Fort Buchanan Change of Command Ceremony.
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The Puerto Rico Army National Guard Color Guard led by Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks present honors to the Nation during the Fort Buchanan Change of Command Ceremony.
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Fort Buchanan Garrison Command Chaplain Maj. David S. Keller gave the invocation for the Change of Command Ceremony.
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Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough hosted the ceremony via Microsoft Teams, virtually passing the colors, as Col. Moulton replaced Col. Seaberry, who will take command as Brigadier General of the 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) San Antonio, Tx.

Fort Buchanan Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks the Senior Enlisted Noncommissioned Officer in the Garrison Command and Principal Advisor to the Garrison Commander, as custodian of the Garrison Colors, receives the flag, carrying out the time-honored passing of the colors, symbolizing the change of command from one commander to another, an important enactment of an Army tradition that is 247 years old.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Buchanan Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks the Senior Enlisted Noncommissioned Officer in the Garrison Command and Principal Advisor to the Garrison Commander, as custodian of the Garrison Colors, receives the flag, carrying out the time-honored passing of the colors, symbolizing the change of command from one commander to another, an important enactment of an Army tradition that is 247 years old. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
Senior Enlisted Noncommissioned Officer in the Garrison Command, Principal Advisor to the Garrison Commander and Custodian of the Garrison Colors, Fort Buchanan Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks passes the Garrison colors to Outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Tomika M. Seaberry so she pass the mantel of leadership virtually to Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Senior Enlisted Noncommissioned Officer in the Garrison Command, Principal Advisor to the Garrison Commander and Custodian of the Garrison Colors, Fort Buchanan Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks passes the Garrison colors to Outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Tomika M. Seaberry so she pass the mantel of leadership virtually to Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
Incoming Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander, Col. Charles N. Moulton receives virtually, the Garrison Colors from Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough, symbolizing the transfer of authority and charging him with the responsibility for the unit as its New Garrison Commander. Also passed, is the loyalty of Soldiers and Civilians to the New Garrison Commander.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Incoming Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander, Col. Charles N. Moulton receives virtually, the Garrison Colors from Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough, symbolizing the transfer of authority and charging him with the responsibility for the unit as its New Garrison Commander. Also passed, is the loyalty of Soldiers and Civilians to the New Garrison Commander. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Charles N. Moulton stands holding the Garrison Colors as the 74th Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander.
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New Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton passes the colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Hendricks symbolizing his first official act with the Garrison Command Sergeant Major and his trust in the unit’s Noncommissioned Officer Corps, completing the Change of Command.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – New Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton passes the colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Hendricks symbolizing his first official act with the Garrison Command Sergeant Major and his trust in the unit’s Noncommissioned Officer Corps, completing the Change of Command. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
(L to R) Via Microsoft Teams, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough, former Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander Col. Tomika M. Seaberry; New Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks upon completion of the Garrison Change of Command.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (L to R) Via Microsoft Teams, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough, former Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander Col. Tomika M. Seaberry; New Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks upon completion of the Garrison Change of Command. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
“Today we honor one of our military’s oldest traditions by witnessing the change of command between Colonel Promotable, Tomika M. Seaberry and Col. Charles N. Moulton. As the director of IMCOM Readiness it is my privilege and honor to serve Soldiers, Civilians and Families,” said Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough, virtually via Teams.
“Today we honor one of our military’s oldest traditions by witnessing the change of command between Colonel Promotable, Tomika M. Seaberry and Col. Charles N. Moulton. As the director of IMCOM Readiness it is my privilege and honor to serve Soldiers, Civilians and Families,” said Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough, virtually via Teams. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
“Today we honor one of our military’s oldest traditions by witnessing the change of command between Colonel Promotable, Tomika M. Seaberry and Col. Charles N. Moulton. As the director of IMCOM Readiness it is my privilege and honor to serve Soldiers, Civilians and Families. It is always my privilege and pleasure to be a small part of this tradition as we salute Col. Seaberry, her husband Robert, for an amazing, successful command and all of your support. I would also like to welcome her mother Ms. Miller, I know you are so incredibly proud of Tomika. Thank you for your commitment to the Soldiers, Civilians and families from our US Army Garrison Fort Buchanan,” said McCullough. “I would also like to welcome Col. Moulton, as we say in Texas, “Take up the reins of Fort Buchanan.” Welcome to the IMCOM Readiness Team and family. Charles, you are a proven leader and the ideal person to assume command and lead US Army Garrison Fort Buchanan. I am confident that you will invest your professionalism, pride and expertise into the Soldiers, Civilians and Family members of Fort Buchanan. They deserve nothing less,” she concluded.
The Puerto Rico Army National Guard 248th Army Band Hellfighters Brass Quintet under the direction of Staff Sgt. Anthony Martinez provided the official music for the Fort Buchanan Garrison Change of Command Ceremony, seen here playing the Army Song.
The Puerto Rico Army National Guard 248th Army Band Hellfighters Brass Quintet under the direction of Staff Sgt. Anthony Martinez provided the official music for the Fort Buchanan Garrison Change of Command Ceremony, seen here playing the Army Song. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
To the Soldiers from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard Color Guard led by Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick W. Hendricks and 248th Army Band Hellfighters Brass Quintet under the direction of Staff Sgt. Anthony Martinez, “Thank you for sharing your talents with precisian and discipline. Your performance honors all of those who serve,” said McCullough.
(L to R) Incoming Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton met Naval Reserve Center PR Commanding Officer Cdr. David F. Zerda for the first time.
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(L to R) Before commencement of the Fort Buchanan Change of Command Ceremony, incoming Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton speaks with 1st Mission Support Command Chief of Staff Col. Richard Avilés.
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(L to R) Incoming Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton; Installation Management Command Readiness Senior Advisor Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II and Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Luis A. Soto.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (L to R) Incoming Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton; Installation Management Command Readiness Senior Advisor Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II and Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Luis A. Soto. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
(L to R) Deputy to the Garrison Commander Yvette L. Castro; Deputy Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Brian Mandock; Col. Seaberry’s family, her mother Ms. Miller; her husband, Robert Seaberry and Outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Tomika M. Seaberry.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (L to R) Deputy to the Garrison Commander Yvette L. Castro; Deputy Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Brian Mandock; Col. Seaberry’s family, her mother Ms. Miller; her husband, Robert Seaberry and Outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Tomika M. Seaberry. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
Present for the Fort Buchanan Garrison Change of Command Ceremony held at Sgt. Ramos Hall were approximately 130 distinguished guests, Garrison directors and staff and the leadership of Military Services.
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Present for the Fort Buchanan Garrison Change of Command Ceremony held at Sgt. Ramos Hall were approximately 130 distinguished guests, Garrison directors and staff and the leadership of Military Services.
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(L to R) New Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton; IMCOM Readiness Senior Advisor Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II; Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) Luis A. Soto and Carmen Sein spouse of CASA Emeritus, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Félix A. Santoni.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (L to R) New Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton; IMCOM Readiness Senior Advisor Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II; Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) Luis A. Soto and Carmen Sein spouse of CASA Emeritus, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Félix A. Santoni. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL

The ceremony was streamed via Facebook live to approximately 2,300 garrison staff and Fort Buchanan community. Present at Ramos Hall were approximately 130 distinguished guests, among them was IMCOM Readiness Senior Advisor Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II; Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) Luis A. Soto; CASA Emeritus, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Félix A. Santoni and his spouse Carmen Sein; Naval Reserve Center PR Commanding Officer Cdr. David F. Zerda; 1st MSC Chief of Staff Col. Richard Avilés; Rodriguez Army Health Clinic Commander, Lt. Col. Alex C. Montgomery; San Juan Recruiting Company Commander and staff Cpt. Shani T. Walsh; commander’s, officers and non-commissioned officers of all armed forces in Puerto Rico, representatives of federal agencies, business sector, Veterans organizations, civilian directors and employees, and members of the local community.

“Thank you to the USAG Fort Buchanan workforce, partners, agencies, providers, and the community. You have given me so many great memories. You left an impression on my soul and polished me as a leader,” said former Garrison Commander Col. Tomika M. Seaberry during her remarks.
“Thank you to the USAG Fort Buchanan workforce, partners, agencies, providers, and the community. You have given me so many great memories. You left an impression on my soul and polished me as a leader,” said former Garrison Commander Col. Tomika M. Seaberry during her remarks. (Photo Credit: Rosie Irizarry) VIEW ORIGINAL
“As I reflect on my eighteen months in command, commanding Fort Buchanan has been a humbling assignment. Although thousands of miles away from my family, I saw early in my tenure I had a purpose for being in Puerto Rico. It wasn't just to say I was the commander but to show that I was a commander of the people. I wanted our community to understand three things about their new Garrison leader quickly, their opinions mattered, and I am a leader who listens and acts on their concerns/issues. I also wanted to show I am a servant leader consistently,” said Col. Seaberry. “Thank you to the USAG Fort Buchanan workforce, partners, agencies, providers, and the community. You have given me so many great memories. You left an impression on my soul and polished me as a leader. Thank you for accepting me and opening your heart and mind to new ideas. Thank you for trusting me with your thoughts and sharing this journey with me,” She concluded.
“I am both honored and humbled as I join the Fort Buchanan team of professionals and assume the responsibilities inherent in this command and meet the challenges ahead. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you once again for the honor of your presence,” said new Garrison Commander Col. Charles N. Moulton.
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Col. Charles N. Moulton after giving his first remarks as Fort Buchanan Garrison Commander.
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“It is my honor to stand before you as the 74th successor to a distinguished lineage of commanders who set an example of commitment to ensure Fort Buchanan has been and will always be the “Sentinel of the Caribbean. I am both honored and humbled as I join the Fort Buchanan team of professionals and assume the responsibilities inherent in this command and meet the challenges ahead. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you once again for the honor of your presence. May God continue to bless the Fort Buchanan community,” said Col. Moulton.