FORT HOOD, Texas — The 1st Cavalry Division will host a Farewell and Patch Ceremony at 9 a.m. July 16 on Cooper Field here.

During the ceremony, the division will bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Brett G. Sylvia, 1st Cavalry Division Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver.

Sylvia will be recognized for his contributions to the First Team during his tenure at the division.

The 1st Cavalry Division will host a Patch Ceremony to welcome Col. Steven P. Carpenter as the First Team’s Deputy Commanding Officer for Support.

Carpenter comes to the division from the Joint Staff at the Pentagon and replaces now Brig. Gen. Monté L. Rone.

Media desiring to attend the event must RSVP to Maj. Timmy D. Watts via email at timmy.d.watts.mil@mail.mil or phone at 254-288-2601.

Maj. Watts will meet the media at the south parking lot of Marvin Leath Visitors Center located on T. J. Mills Blvd. at 8 a.m. for an escort to the event.