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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: July 8, 2015 2:29:28 PM CDT

UPDATE: 48th CBRN Brigade Change of Command and Uncasing Ceremony

Media Advisory

UPDATE: The time for the ceremony has been changed to 11:30 a.m.

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The U.S. Army's 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade will change commanders at 11 a.m. July 9 at Cooper Field here.  In addition, the unit will also uncase the brigade colors, signifying an end to their mission in support of Operation Unified Assistance in West Africa.

Col. Sven C. Erichsen will pass command of the brigade to Col. Christopher J. Cox.

Cox comes to Fort Hood from Carlise Barracks, Penn., where he graduated from the Army War College.  Erichsen will serve as the director for plans and operations, 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Command, headquartered on Edgewood Arsenal, Md.

Cox will be joined by his wife Michelle.

Media who wish to cover this event should register here. On July 9, media should meet at the south side parking lot of the Fort Hood visitors' center at 10:15 a.m.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]