01 September 2010

Press Release- Fort Drum Garrison Change of Command Ceremony

Fort Drum Garrison Change of Command Ceremony

FORT DRUM, NY – U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Drum will conduct a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 9, at Sexton Field.

Colonel Noel Nicolle will assume command from Colonel Kenneth Riddle.

Col. Riddle has led the Fort Drum Garrison since April 2008. His next duty assignment will be as the leader of plans and operations (J3) for Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF)-10, 10th Mountain Division, in Regional Command-South Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom. He will deploy with the Headquarters this fall.

Col. Nicolle’s last duty assignment was Fort Sill, Oklahoma, were he served as Director of Training and Doctrine Development of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence.

Media interested in covering the Change of Command ceremony should be at the Media Operations Center on RT 26 no later than 9:30 a.m, Thursday, September 9.

Media with inquiries regarding this advisory should contact Kae Young, Fort Drum Media Relations Officer, 772-5463, kae.young@us.army.mil.

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