FORT HOOD, Texas  – The 1st Cavalry Division will host an assumption of responsibility ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 17 on Cooper Field.

Command Sgt. Maj. Shade S. Munday will assume responsibility of the 1st Cavalry Division. Munday previously served as the command sergeant major of the 3d Cavalry Regiment since December 2020.

Munday assumes responsibility of more than 18,000 Soldiers at Fort Hood.  In the past year, brigades from the 1st Cavalry Division have deployed to Europe, Korea, and the Middle East.  At Fort Hood the 1st Cavalry Division has fielded the most modern tanks—the M1A2 SEPv3—and Joint Light Tactical Fighting Vehicle to improve its position as the most lethal and technologically-advanced armored division in the U.S. Army. The ceremony will include a special “Cavalry Charge” with a helicopter flyover.

Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact the 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs Office at (254) 247-4075, or email miriam.espinozatorres.mil@mail.mil by 7 p.m. Monday.

Media who RSVP should arrive at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center Friday at 7:50 a.m. to be escorted to the event.

Join us as we continue the legacy of the 1st Cavalry Division who is currently celebrating 100 years of Cavalry history honoring past and current Troopers that Lived the Legend.