By Rachel Clark, 409th Contracting Support BrigadeJuly 5, 2011
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany ‐ The 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion welcomed its new commander on Kleber Kaserne June 10, in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Lt. Col. David Hosna relinquished command of the 903rd CCBn to Lt. Col. Lynda Royse after three years of continuous leadership with the contingency contracting battalion. Col. Debra Daniels, 409th Contracting Support Brigade commander, presided over the ceremony.
“Lt. Col. Hosna stood up the 903rd CCBn with no equipment on hand, no permanent office and contracting personnel with little to no experience. The Army could not have chosen a better leader to establish a new battalion, train contingency contracting officers and support missions for three separate major commands, two special operations commands and numerous other commands,” said Daniels in her remarks. “Royse will now take it to the next level.”
During his tenure, Hosna deployed Soldiers supporting more than 60 exercises, in 25 different countries, on three continents in support of European Command, Africa Command, and Central Command.
During his remarks, Hosna thanked his family, the unit’s Soldiers, civilians and local nationals. He spoke about the importance of family and the role of the 903rd CCBN.
Hosna’s wife, Kate, departs as the Family Readiness Group leader for the unit. The Hosna family
successfully implemented and grew the 903rd FRG program from the ground up.
Hosna’s next assignment is as the branch chief of the Acquisition Corps Chief Human Resources
Command at Fort Knox, Ky.
Royse is no stranger to contingency operations. Some of her assignments Regional Contracting Center ‐ Kirkuk, Joint Contracting Command Iraq/Afghanistan, Regional Contracting Center - The Americas, 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Port‐au‐Prince, Haiti.
She and her husband, Lt. Col. James Royse, have two children.