FORT HOOD, Texas — III Corps and Fort Hood leadership will officially welcome a new deputy commanding general for support and bid farewell to III Corps chief of staff at 9 a.m. May 17 during a Phantom Honors Farewell and Welcome Ceremony at the III Corps Headquarters flagpole here.

British Army Maj. Gen. Gerald Strickland will assume duties as the new DCG-S followed by a farewell to the current III Corps Chief of Staff Col. Brett Sylvia.

Media who wish to cover this event, should contact Fort Hood Public Affairs at (254) 287-9993/0106. On May 17, media should meet public affairs at the Marvin Leath Visitors’ Center at 8:15 a.m. for escort to the headquarters.