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The Headhunters and Choppin’ Companies 3rd Battalion, the 187th Infantry Regiment and the 3rdBrigade Combat Team held its Change of Command Ceremony this month where LC President Ricardo J. Solis was recognized by them for the steadfast support, dedication and commitment to the community and the Army.
Solis said, “It is with great honor that I accepted this recognition as we are bidding the farewell of such dedicated commanders and welcoming new and equally talented individuals.” He mentioned that the reserve located in our Ft. McIntosh Campus has made a great impact and rejoices the representation of thousands of families that are the true foundation of our Army, our history and our future.
Among Dr. Solis’ recognition, there was one more LC executive recognized by the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Michael Gonzalez, Senior Director of External and Strategic Initiatives. He was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for the contributions that enabled soldiers to complete their missions at their highest level.
“To witness this ceremony was moving, however to receive this recognition was truly memorable,” Gonzalez said. “We are proud to have witnessed such an amazing ceremony and support these soldiers.”
A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding or flag officer to another. The passing of colors, standards or ensigns from an outgoing commander to an incoming one ensures that the unit and its soldiers is never without official leadership.
Laredo College wants to congratulate and feel very honored to have formed part of this memorable ceremony where the newly assigned leaders will continue to demonstrate professionalism, competence, allegiance and trust.