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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 12, 2017 6:26:59 PM CDT

PHOTO UPDATE: FORSCOM hosts III Corps passing of the colors ceremony

Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II receives the III Armored Corps colors from Gen. Robert Abrams, U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, during the III Corps Change of Command ceremony, Wednesday. Funk has taken over command of III Corps and Fort Hood from outgoing commanding general Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland. (Photo by Kelby Wingert, Fort Hood Public Affairs) Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, outgoing III Corps and Fort Hood commander; Gen. Robert Abrams, commander for U.S. Army Forces Command; and Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II, incoming III Corps and Fort Hood commander, salute the U.S. colors during the III Corps Change of Command, April 12. (Photo by Kelby Wingert, Fort Hood Public Affairs)  
Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II delivers his remarks at the III Armored Corps Change of Command ceremony, April 12. Funk took command of III Corps and Fort Hood from outgoing commander Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland. (Photo by Kelby Wingert, Fort Hood Public Affairs)   Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, outgoing III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, reminisces over his 32 months as III Corps commander after passing the command over to Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II during the III Corps Change of Command ceremony, April 12. MacFarland is heading to Joint Base Langley-Eustis to assume duties as deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. (Photo by Kelby Wingert, Fort Hood Public Affairs)  

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FORSCOM hosts III Corps passing of the colors ceremony

FORT HOOD, TEXAS – Gen. Robert B. Abrams, U.S. Forces Command commanding general, passed the III Corps colors to Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II at 4 p.m. April 12 at the III Corps Headquarters flagpole here. 

Outgoing III Corps commander Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, who took command of III Corps and Fort Hood Aug. 9, 2014, is departing for his new assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Prior to the change of command ceremony, an end-of-tour medal presentation for MacFarland was held in the West Atrium of the III Corps headquarters followed by a promotion ceremony for Funk to lieutenant general.

The passing of the colors from an outgoing commander to an incoming commander is a long-standing military tradition that represents the passing of allegiance of soldiers assigned to the unit. 

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