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FORT HOOD, Texas – First Army Division West will conduct a change of command ceremony here at 10 a.m. June 26 on Cameron Field.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, outgoing commander, will transfer command to Maj. Gen. Erik C. Peterson during the ceremony. First Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, will serve as guest speaker.

Peterson most recently served in Washington, D.C., as director of Army Aviation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff.

For media interested in attending the ceremony, please RSVP with Mr. Darryl Howlett, First Army Public Affairs Directorate, at darryl.g.howlett.civ@mail.mil or at (309) 782-9717, no later than 4 p.m. CST Friday, June 23. Media representatives should arrive at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center Southside media parking area by 9:15 a.m. June 26.

First Army mobilizes, trains, deploys and demobilizes all U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve forces throughout the continental United States, providing trained and ready forces for diverse missions worldwide as U.S. Forces Command’s executive agent for implementation of Army Total Force Policy. Division West is First Army’s lead agent for conducting post-mobilization training to our reserve component forces in accordance with Department of the Army and FORSCOM directives.

For more information contact:

Headquarters First Army
(309) 782-9717
Rock Island, IL 61299
darryl.g.howlett.civ@mail.mil

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