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.