Change of command ceremony planned for Camp Shelby

Change of command ceremony planned for Camp Shelby

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Camp Shelby 177th Combined Arms Training Brigade

The 177th Combined Arms Training Brigade is scheduled to conduct a change of command ceremony on Wednesday July 15th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. on the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center parade field.

Col. William Chlebowski will relinquish command to Col. Brandon Robbins during the ceremony.

Robbins previously served as operations officer for the U.S. Army 101st Air Assault Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Chlebowski has commanded the 177th CATB since June 2013.

A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding officer to another. The passing of the colors, from an outgoing commander to an incoming commander ensures that the unit and its Soldiers are never without official leadership which signifies a continuation of trust and the allegiance of Soldiers to their unit’s commander. This gesture is accomplished in front of the unit so that all can see and witness their new leader assuming their dutiful position.

The 177th Combined Arms Training Brigade provides Observer Coach / Trainers that, advises, assists and trains Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units, in both pre and post mobilization through multi- component integrated collective training, in accordance with Army Total Force Policy, Department of the Army, FORSCOM, and First Army directives in order to achieve directed readiness requirements.