By Ms. Jennifer Leigh King (AMC)June 12, 2008
SECKENHEIM, GERMANY - The 2nd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB), located in Vilseck, Germany, conducted a change of command ceremony on June 9. The ceremony, during which Lt. Col. Jordan Chroman passed command to Lt. Col. Morris Hatcher, was presided over by Col. Bobby Ray Pinkston, commander of the 405th AFSB.
As Chroman bid farewell to his battalion, he said, "My daughter asked me the other day what I was going to miss about Germany when we moved back to the States. The answer was simple; I'll miss the incredible team that I've worked with during these past few years. As always, it's the people who make the organization, and we've been fortunate to have had an exception group here."
Hatcher, who arrived in Germany from U.S. South Command in Miami, Fla., expressed his commitment to continuing to build on the foundation that Chroman established during his command, calling his new assignment an "honor and (a) privilege."
During his keynote address, Pinkston commended Chroman for his performance as a battalion commander, noting that the battalion frequently working in a challenging operating environment. Pinkston also endorsed Hatcher as the new commander, citing his previous military experience and expressing his utmost confidence in Hatcher's ability to lead.
The 2/405th AFSB plans and executes command and control of all U.S. Army Materiel Command assets and capabilities within the Vilseck Joint Mobility Operating Base. Its supported units include the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment Brigade Brigade Logistics Support Team (BLST), the 7th Joint Maneuver Training Center Logistics Support Element (LSE), the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade BLST, the 172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) BLST, the Regional C4ISR LSE, and the Blue Force Tracker-Europe Support Team.