FORT HOOD, Texas—III Corps hosts a colors uncasing ceremony and change of command for the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade here at Cameron Field, October 1 at 9:00 a.m.

The ceremony signifies the 3rd SFAB’s return from their first deployment to the CENTCOM AOR as Brig. Gen. Charles Masaracchia relinquishes command to Col. Michael Trotter.

From November 2019 to August 2020, the 3rd SFAB supported missions in two theaters of operation simultaneously; in Afghanistan, NATO’s Resolute Support Mission with U.S. Forces Afghanistan’s Freedom’s Sentinel, and in Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve. In both theaters our mission was to Advise, Support, Liaise, and Assess (ASLA) our partnered Foreign Security Forces (FSF) to enable them to defend their homeland and protect its citizens.

The 3rd SFAB is comprised of approximately 820 professional combat advisors who are selected, trained and equipped to support combatant commanders by integrating with foreign security forces.  The 3rd SFAB supports and enables local security partners to enhance their capabilities and capacity to achieve regional security in support of U.S. national interests.

The ceremony can be viewed virtually on the 3rd SFAB Facebook page at

Media who wish to cover this event, contact Maj. Jefferson Grimes at 979-575-9078 or  On October 1, media should meet public affairs representatives at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 8:20 a.m.