524th CSSB assmumes command in Afghanistan

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Lt. Col. James Droppleman (front left), commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Marco Torres (back left), senior enlisted leader, both with the 524th CSSB, 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, salute the battalion's colors during a transition of authority ceremony between 524th CSSB and 1034th CSSB, Iowa National Guard, at Camp Marmal,  July 2. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tomie Miller, 1245th Transportation Company, Oklahoma National Guard)

Lt. Col. James Droppleman (front left), commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Marco Torres (back left), senior enlisted leader, both with the 524th CSSB, 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, salute the battalion’s colors during a transition of authority ceremony between 524th CSSB and 1034th CSSB, Iowa National Guard, at Camp Marmal, July 2. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tomie Miller, 1245th Transportation Company, Oklahoma National Guard)

Capt. Jerry Garner
524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
45th Sustainment Brigade
8th Theater Sustainment Command

Lt. Col. Wesley Golden, outgoing commander of the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, handed over authority to Lt. Col. James Droppleman, commander, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and Task Force Hannibal, during a transition of authority ceremony at Camp Marmal, July 2.

“My desire today is to say thank you to Soldiers of the 1034th and the many partners who have made our tasks this year possible,” Golden said.

Golden spoke about the coalition partners he’d worked with, thanking them for their leadership and cooperation during his time in Regional Command North.

Droppleman then addressed Golden and his staff. He acknowledged the difficult challenges facing Afghanistan’s future and the mission at hand. He said he has every faith and confidence in the unit’s ability to rise to the occasion.

“You and your team have been invaluable during our transition, and every member of the 1034th can and must take deep pride in your many accomplishments,” said Droppleman.

Task Force Hannibal will be in charge of all logistics in Regional Command-North until spring of 2014.

(Editor’s note: Garner is the 524th CSSB’s battalion adjutant.)

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