Well, we have taken the next step and taken on a company command. Mom & Wayne came all the way up to support us. This is kind of a big deal.
Mammie and Pop waiting for the ceremony to begin. Pop is now officially retired. It makes it very nice when it comes time for visits.
The change of command ceremony is very significant part of the military and represents the physical and symbolic passing of responsibility.
The old Commander passes off the guidon and with it the authority. The Brigade Colonel then passes the guidon to the new Commander (Me) and the authority and responsibility that comes with it.
....and of course the most important troops in my arsenal! I really couldn't do it without them! This is very much a family career!