By Spc. Iesha Howard, 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public AffairsAugust 9, 2012
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Col. Christopher Roscoe and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan D. Kroontje were handed the 405th Army Field Support Brigade command team reins from Col. Ronald L. Green and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse L. Sharpe during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony held at Armstrong's Club on the Vogelweh Military Complex in Kaiserslautern, Germany, July12.
Maj. Gen Patricia E. McQuistion, then commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, returned to her previous duty station to officiate at the ceremony.
"It's great to be back in Kaiserslautern, Germany," said McQuistion. "Colonel Chris Roscoe and Command Sergeant Major Bryan Kroontje are no strangers to U.S. Army Europe and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, but commanding the 405th AFSB will definitely be a different perspective for you and a great opportunity for all your experience as you assume the command team mantle together again," said McQuistion.
McQuistion has since been promoted to rank of lieutenant general and is now the deputy commanding general of ASC's higher headquarters, Army Materiel Command.
The outgoing command team, Green and Sharpe, both attributed the success of the 405th AFSB to the people who worked under their leadership.
"As General [Creighton] Abrams taught us, people are not in the Army, they are the Army. These last two years as the brigade commander have only affirmed that not only our Soldiers, but also our Department of the Army and local national civilians, remain our greatest strength. Men and women who are willing to put their heart and soul into accomplishing a mission are absolutely essential," said Green.
Roscoe, the incoming commander, has served more than 25 years in the Army. He previously served as the 21st TSC distribution management chief and the support operations officer-in-charge of the Current Operations Integration Cell.
"I am proud to be joining the Army Materiel Command team. I hope to make the organization proud. I look forward to working with the 21st TSC, USAREUR and the U.S. Army Africa Command, and I think it's going to be a great term," said Roscoe.
"Command Sergeant Major James E. Spencer and I know that you are the absolute right team to take this command to the future, to build on its past successes and take it to new heights," said McQuistion.