500th MI Bde. changes command

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Col. William Mangan (far left), incoming commander, 500th MI Bde.; Lt. Col. Christopher Sweeney (middle), deputy commander, 500th MI Bde.; and Col. Patricia Frost (right), outgoing commander, 500th MI Bde., salute the colors while reviewing the brigade formation during the unit’s change of command ceremony at Schofield Barracks’ Weyand Field, July 17.

Col. William Mangan (far left), incoming commander, 500th MI Bde.; Lt. Col. Christopher Sweeney (middle), deputy commander, 500th MI Bde.; and Col. Patricia Frost (right), outgoing commander, 500th MI Bde., salute the colors while reviewing the brigade formation during the unit’s change of command ceremony at Schofield Barracks’ Weyand Field, July 17.

Frost bids farewell to brigade; Mangan ready to lead

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. David Padilla
500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Col. William Mangan took command of the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade from Col. Patricia Frost at Weyand Field, here, July 17. Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, hosted the change of command ceremony.

During her speech, Frost thanked Fogarty for his participation in the ceremony and the opportunity for her to continue to serve INSCOM as the chief of operations.

Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty (right), commander, INSCOM, presents the unit colors to Col. William Mangan (left), incoming commander, 500th MI Bde., during the brigade change of command ceremony at Weyand Field, July17.

Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty (right), commander, INSCOM, presents the unit colors to Col. William Mangan (left), incoming commander, 500th MI Bde., during the brigade change of command ceremony at Weyand Field, July17.

Although leaving her command proved a challenge, Frost said she looks forward to her upcoming assignment.

“It is very difficult to step away from command, but it is a little easier knowing that I will be able to continue to serve not only this brigade, but also the other 15 INSCOM brigade commanders,” Frost said. “I am ready for the challenge.”

Frost also welcomed Mangan, who recently attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and previously served as the deputy brigade commander/rear detachment commander with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps.

Mangan thanked the brigade Soldiers for their efforts in representing the brigade and ensuring the ceremony’s success.

“To the Soldiers standing here today representing the brigade, thank you!” Mangan said. “You look great, are doing well, and we appreciate your efforts in making this ceremony possible.”

Mangan went on to thank his predeccessor for the impact she had during command.

“Col. Frost, I also want to extend my personal thanks on behalf of the countless Soldiers, to include myself,” Mangan said. “You and your family have had an impact not just here in the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, but also other formations in the Pacific you have led or influenced.”

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