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FORT HOOD, Texas – The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will host an assumption of responsibility ceremony on Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. on Cooper Field where Command Sgt. Maj. Brian W. Adams will assume responsibility of the brigade.

Adams, incoming brigade command sergeant major, is a graduate of all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System through the Sergeants Major Course- Class 69, Cavalry Leader Course, Scout Leader Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, and Master Resilience Trainer Course.  His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management, and a Master of Science degree in Leadership from Trident University.  

Command Sgt. Maj. Steven L. Campbell, outgoing brigade command sergeant major, has completed all levels of NCOES and is a graduate of USASMA Class 63. Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and an Associate in Criminal Justice from Troy State.

The history of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, can be traced to Aug. 29, 1917, when it was first constituted in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 2nd Cavalry Brigade.  It was organized on Dec 27, 1917, at Fort Bliss, Texas, as an element of the 15th Cavalry Division.  The early years of the Brigade consisted of rigorous training and patrolling of the Mexican border.  Operating from horseback, the cavalry was ideal for fighting in the harsh desert terrain along the Mexican border. Today, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stands ready to lead the way to any contingency area world-wide to accomplish any mission that the future might bring.

The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team will replace the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, in the upcoming winter rotation as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Atlantic Resolve.

The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team has previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Atlantic Resolve. 

Media wishing to attend this event should RSVP to Lt. Col. Jennifer Bocanegra via email at Jennifer.J.Bocanegra.mil@army.mil and Sgt. Brayton Daniel at Brayton.R.Daniel.mil@army.mil. 

Attending media should meet their escort at the Fort Hood Visitors Center media parking area on T.J. Mills Blvd. no later than 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, Dec. 2.

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JROTC Cadets get a Taste of CAV Life

JROTC Cadets get a Taste of CAV Life

Story by U.S Army Staff Sgt. Ashley Dotson, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

FORT HOOD, Texas – 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted about 70 students Mansfield Lake Ridge High School’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program Oct. 20 at Fort Hood, Texas to give them what glimpse into what a day in the life of a First Team Trooper looks like.

“Seeing the JROTC cadets made me reflect on the time I was in their shoes over 12 years ago,” said Capt. Carlos Flores, 1ABCT civil affairs. “It was great to see young teenagers showing so much interest in the U.S. military. The Army has given me so many opportunities over the years and I am excited to see that for the next generation of Soldiers.”

During the visit, cadets were able to get a glimpse into the process of running a range, Bradley’s firing, eating a Meal Ready-to Eat, a barn tour and speak to Troopers assigned to IRONHORSE and the Horse Cavalry Detachment on their experience in different Military Occupational Specialties.

“I think it is important for them to see what Soldiers go through in their day-to-day duties,” said Ret. 1st Sgt. Brandon Butler, Mansfield Lake Ridge High School JROTC instructor. “Most of the time they only get to see the deployments or war piece, but they do not get a chance to see the preparation or the process. I think it is great for them to see every aspect of what goes into being a Soldier.”

At the range, many of the students shouted with excitement as the Bradley’s moved into position and fired.

“I have actually started the process to enlist in the Army,” began Kamille Todd, Mansfield Lake Ridge JROTC cadet. “I see that in the Army you get to work together as family and be a part of a team and that is something that I have always done best. It made me interested in joining.”

Todd said that visiting made the process of her enlisting feel more real. She said that she plans to become a combat engineer.

“Seeing the excitement these kids had out here was refreshing,” said Pvt. 1st Class Remington Shelton, Cowboy Troop, 10th Cavalry Regiment cavalry scout. “It is always nice to remember a time when this was new and exciting. It is great to see schools providing these opportunities to their students. Opportunities like this in my JROTC program were a huge factor in me joining.”

Shelton shared some gunnery stories with the cadets and answered their questions as they crawled inside of his Bradley to see what he has to do with his crew.

“Some of these students will not get the opportunity to see the firing of the Bradley’s and Tanks, even if they are able to join the military,” concluded Butler. “In the future, we plan on making Fort Hood our home for the cadets to expand on the things we are able to show them that the Army does.”

 

1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted about 70 students Mansfield Lake Ridge High School’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program on Oct. 20 at Fort Hood, Texas to give them what glimpse into what a day in the life of a First Team Trooper looks like.

Photo by Spc. Cheyne Hanoski, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

 

 

 

Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Hillion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team crewman, discusses the capabilities of a Bradley as it shoots to Mansfield Lake Ridge High School’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets on Oct. 20 at Fort Hood, Texas.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Dotson, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs

 

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