MEDIA ADVISORY- 1st Cav. Div. to hail, farewell senior leaders
FORT HOOD, TX – The 1st Cavalry Division will say farewell to three senior leaders and welcome two others during a retreat ceremony scheduled for today at 4:30 p.m. on Cooper Field here.

Leaving are: Brig. Gen. Robert F. Whittle, Jr., Deputy Commanding General, Col. Paul Mele, Chief of Staff, and Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Heinze, Home Station Command Sergeant Major.

Incoming are: Col. Matthew J. Van Wagenen, Deputy Commander – Support, and Col. William D. Taylor, Deputy Commander – Maneuver.

Media wishing to attend should RSVP to Master Sgt. Jacob Caldwell at phone: 254-661-0155 or email:

Attending media will meet the public affairs escort at Fort Hood Visitors Center at 3:30 p.m.