Fort to host assumption of command ceremony for new general | Events
Fort Huachuca and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence will hold an assumption of command ceremony later this week and the public is invited to attend.
The ceremony will take place on April 19 at 9 a.m. on Brown Parade Field is where the ceremony for Major General Robert P. Ashley will take place. Maj. Gen. Ashley will assume command of the Fort on this date, but is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
Major General Gregg C. Potter, the former commanding officer, relinquished his duties to USAICoE and FH back in January, in order to prepare for his assignment as Ashley’s replacement in Afghanistan.
The public has been invited to join Fort Huachuca in celebrating this often colorful military tradition. Units participating in the ceremony include the 62nd Army Band, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, U.S. Army Garrison, Medical and Dental Commands, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, as well as the Marine Corps Detachment and B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial).
Reminders to those attending and residents of the Fort, Grierson Avenue and other streets on the perimeter of the parade field will be closed to through traffic prior to and during the ceremony.
Parking will be extremely limited, and attendees are encouraged to carpool and allow additional time in the event they have to park in a distant lot.
Those who attend are also asked to disable their car alarms for the ceremony to prevent them from going off when the canons are fired to render honors.