Air Force

April 18, 2014

Jones assumes command of 304th SBDE

Tags:
1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa
311th ESC public affairs

Col. Robin Jones, incoming 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, accepts the unit colors from Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, during his change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., April 6.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Col. Robin Jones assumed command of the 304th Sustainment Brigade from Col. Scott R. Swanson, who had led the brigade for three years, in a change of command ceremony at the March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, Calif., April 6.

Jones, a native of Colorado, began his military career in October 1986 when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the University of Idaho ROTC program; a distinguished military graduate. He is a graduate of the Ordnance, Air Defense and the Transportation Officer Advanced Courses.

“I look forward to leading you for the next few years,” said Jones. “I am ready to achieve the goal of ensuring that this unit can accomplish any mission that they are called upon.”

Distinguished guests included Brig. Gen. Kenneth Jones, 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, Maj. Gen. Megan Tatu, 79th Sustainment Support Command commanding general, and Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th ESC CG, who would transfer the unit colors to the incoming brigade commander.

The ceremony began with the traditional ceremonial pageantry. The standing unit was summoned to order arms. The audience stood for the Presentation of the Colors and Honors, and the unit was brought to present arms, then to parade rest. Then, the official party made an inspection of the troops. These displays of uniformity were executed with discipline and precision.

Swanson, the outgoing commander, thanked everyone present, especially the Soldiers of the brigade for their contribution to his command saying, “It has been a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally, leading you for the last three years.”

The core of the ceremony was the formal transfer of authority and responsibility. The command sergeant major of the 304th SBDE, who is the keeper of the colors, passed the colors to the outgoing commander. He then passed the colors to the 311th ESC commanding general, symbolizing the relinquishment of his command. The CG then delivered the colors to the incoming commander.
Finally, the new commander passed the colors back to the command sergeant major, who is charged with protecting it. At the end of the ceremony, the commanding general ordered the new brigade commander to take charge of his brigade.

Headquartered at the March Air Reserve Base, the 304th Sustainment Brigade is one of 35 brigades in the U.S. Army configured to support the Army’s rapidly changing combat and support structure. The brigade’s expeditionary capability allows it to rapidly deploy anywhere in the world.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher

‘The Spirit of Ronald Reagan’ gets nose art

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, and U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert, California’s 42nd district, unveil C-17 original nose art, creat...
 
 
AFN courtesy photo

Hollywood’s Oscar shout outs for U.S. military

AFN courtesy photo From left, Eric Gabriel, Army Maj. Rosy Poulos, Patrice “Rock” Grant, Air Force Staff Sgt. Rob Harden and Fabian Montgomery, American Forces Network employees, work the red carpet at the Oscars to provide...
 
 

452 AMW QUARTERLY AWARD WINNERS

2nd Lt. Jim Lambert, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Senior Airman Anahi Ledezma, 452nd Communications Squadron Airman of the Quarter Staff Sgt. Paul Bugar, 729th Airlift Squadron NCO of the Quarter Master Sgt. John R. Hershey Jr., 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron SNCO of the Quarter
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo / Megan Crusher

March Field FES hosts Riverside County Chief’s Association meeting

U.S. Air Force photo / Megan Crusher Eliot M. Cooper (center), assistant fire chief and C. Christianson (left), assistant chief of training, give Patrick Reitz, fire chief, Idyllwild Fire Protection District, a tour of the Marc...
 
 
163rd Security Forces Squadron courtesy photo

March Airmen respond to helicopter crash

163rd Security Forces Squadron courtesy photo A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter rests on its side at Ramona Airport, Ramona, California, Jan. 20, 2015, after crashing. Seven Airmen from the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s Security For...
 
 
Figure-2

Dietary supplements: How safe are they really?

Walk into a health food store today and you can be overwhelmed by shelves piled with dietary supplements. What’s going on? For the past ten years the popularity of dietary supplements has increased steadily. Supplements are a...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin