FORT HOOD, Texas – First Army Division West will host a change of command ceremony at 9 a.m. Aug. 7 on Cameron Field here.

Maj. Gen. Frank W. Tate will assume command of First Army Division West from Maj. Gen. Erik C. Peterson, who has commanded the unit since June 26, 2017.

Maj. Gen. Tate is currently serving as the Senior Adviser to the Ministry of Defense, Ministerial Advisory Group-Defense in Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Peterson will become the next Director of Force Development in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 in Washington D.C.

Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James Jr., Commanding General of First Army at Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois, will preside over the ceremony.

Both Maj. Gen. Tate and Maj. Gen. Peterson will be available following the ceremony for brief media interviews.

Media representatives interested in covering the event, should contact Michael A. Parker, 120th Infantry Brigade’s public affairs NCOIC, at (254) 669-3416  or email: no later than 4 p.m  Aug. 6.

On Aug. 7, a Public Affairs representative will meet the media at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 8:00 a.m. for an escort on post.