Wranglers Change Commands

By Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsFebruary 4, 2008

Lt. Col. Paula Lodi, new commander of 15th Special Troops Battalion, speaks to the crowd assembled on Cooper Field, the 1st Cavalry Division's parade field on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 31, to watch her accept command from Lt. Col. Victoriano Garcia.  Lodi said she is proud to take command of 15th STB and believes that the future will bring great things for the battalion.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Paula Lodi, new commander of 15th Special Troops Battalion, speaks to the crowd assembled on Cooper Field, the 1st Cavalry Division's parade field on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 31, to watch her accept command from Lt. Col. Victoriano Garcia. Lodi said she is proud to take command of 15th STB and believes that the future will bring great things for the battalion. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde., 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Justin Lidgett, 1st Cavalry Division, Horse Cavalry Detachment rider, speeds off on his horse Homer after receiving a gift of carrots for the horse from Kassi Piggee at the 15th Special Troops Battalion Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas Jan. 31. Lidgett has rode with the Horse Detachment for five years and said, "It's one of the best jobs in the Army."
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Justin Lidgett, 1st Cavalry Division, Horse Cavalry Detachment rider, speeds off on his horse Homer after receiving a gift of carrots for the horse from Kassi Piggee at the 15th Special Troops Battalion Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas Jan. 31. Lidgett has rode with the Horse Detachment for five years and said, "It's one of the best jobs in the Army." (Photo Credit: Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde., 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 1st Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment charges across the parade field with guns blazing and flag proudly waving bringing a close to the 15th Special Troops Battalion Change of Command Ceremony on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 31. The Horse Cavalry Detachment was established in January 1972 and continues the traditions of the cavalry through demonstrations, history presentations, charges at ceremonies, and many other activities.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 1st Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment charges across the parade field with guns blazing and flag proudly waving bringing a close to the 15th Special Troops Battalion Change of Command Ceremony on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 31. The Horse Cavalry Detachment was established in January 1972 and continues the traditions of the cavalry through demonstrations, history presentations, charges at ceremonies, and many other activities. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. Paula Lodi's daughter accepts a gift of flowers presented to her at the 15th Special Troops Battalion Change of Command Ceremony at the 1st Cavalry Division's parade field on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 31.  The presentation of small gifts to the family members of both the outgoing and incoming commanders is a long standing tradition and gesture of thanks for the ongoing love and support of Army families.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Paula Lodi's daughter accepts a gift of flowers presented to her at the 15th Special Troops Battalion Change of Command Ceremony at the 1st Cavalry Division's parade field on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 31. The presentation of small gifts to the family members of both the outgoing and incoming commanders is a long standing tradition and gesture of thanks for the ongoing love and support of Army families. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley, 15th Sus. Bde, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL