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.)