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‘Dagger’ brigade welcomes new leaders

July 22, 2016 —      After two years of serving as the commander of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Col. Miles Brown, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Larry H. Orvis Jr., relinquished command and responsibility to Col. David Gardner and Command Sgt. Maj. Craig A. Copridge July 15 at Cavalry Parade Field.      Under Brown’s command, the MORE
Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, passes the brigade colors to Col. David Gardner, commander of 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., July 15 at a change of command and responsibility ceremony. Gardner took command from Col. Miles E. Brown, who led the brigade for two years.

‘Quarterhorse’ Soldiers bid farewell to top enlisted leader

November 24, 2015 — The “Quarterhorse” squadron bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Frankenberg and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Donovan Maciag Oct. 5 on Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field. “It’s fitting we hold this ceremony on this field, on an old cavalry post, in the heart of the Midwest,” said Lt. Col. David DeFelice, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Frankenberg, outgoing senior noncommissioned officer for 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, leads the brigade color guard during the change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 5 on the Cavalry Parade Field at Fort Riley. The Quarterhorse squadron bid farewell to Frankenberg and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Donovan Maciag as its new senior noncommissioned officer.

‘Big Red One’ Soldier Grinston departs 1st Infantry Division, Cornelison welcomed

November 10, 2015 — Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston is a “Big Red One” Soldier and he will always be a Big Red One Soldier. The field artillery Soldier wrapped up his second assignment with the 1st Infantry Division Sept. 25 during a Victory with Honors ceremony at Fort Riley. During the event — a traditional farewell or welcome reserved for the division’s MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, outgoing 1st Infantry Division senior noncommissioned officer, receives the last round fired from the salute battery during a victory with honors ceremony at 1st Inf. Div. headquarters Sept. 25. Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cornelison assumed responsibility as the new 1st Inf. Div. senior noncommissioned officer. The last round fired is a military tradition and signifies Grinston’s last day as the division’s top enlisted Soldier.

DANGER 6 - Command Sgt. Maj. Grinston — a ‘Big Red One’ Soldier for life

October 29, 2015 — There are a number of wordsthat I can use to capture exactly who Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. ‘Tony’Grinston is — coach, leader and mentor come to mind first — but if you ask him,he prefers a simple phrase — the man says he’s just a “Big Red One” Soldier. He won’t talk about himself— most good leaders don’t like to — but since I’m the commanding MORE
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, trained members of the Iraqi army at Besmaya Combat Training Center, the former site of Forward Operating Base Hammer in Besmaya, Iraq.

New enlisted leadership for the ‘Guardians’

July 21, 2015 — Command Sgt. Maj. KevinRogers relinquished his duty as the senior noncommissioned officer in the 97thMilitary Police Battalion as he passed the unit’s guidon to the battalioncommander, Lt. Col. Alexander Murray, during a change of responsibilityceremony at Cavalry Parade Field July 10. Murray then passed the guidonto incoming Command Sgt. Maj. MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Ray Counts II stands on the field at the end of the change of responsibility ceremony at Cavalry Parade Field July 10.

‘Durables’ conduct change of command, casing ceremony

July 13, 2015 — “I am Col. Law, and I am a ‘BigRed One’ Soldier.” Col. Robert A. Law III firstspoke those when he took command of the 1st Infantry Division SustainmentBrigade two years ago, and he recited them again to conclude his command June10. After numerous assignmentswith the 1st Inf. Div., Law, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal,relinquished MORE
Col. Robert A. Law III, outgoing commander of 1st Sust. Bde., 1st Inf. Div., and the ‘Durable’ brigade salutes while the national anthem is played during the change of command and responsibility ceremony June 10 at Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field.

New first sergeant takes reins

May 1, 2015 — An official change ofresponsibility ceremony in which 1st Sgt. Jason D. Hasby assumed the duties ofHeadquarters and Headquarters Company first sergeant from 1st Sgt. Wayne M.Butterbrodt took place April 2. An 18-year Army veteran,Hasby’s assignments include Fort Knox, Kentucky, Fort Lewis, Washington, andnow, Fort Riley. Butterbrodt is scheduledfor MORE
1st Sgt. Jason D. Hasby

‘Dagger’ brigade changes command, responsibility

June 23, 2014 — After two years of servingas the commander of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division,Col. Jeffery Broadwater, along with 2nd ABCT Command Sgt. Major Shane Aki,relinquished command and responsibility to Col. Miles Brown, incoming 2nd ABCTcommander, and Command Sgt. Major Maurice Jackson, incoming command sergeantmajor, June 5 at MORE
Col. Miles Brown, incoming 2nd ABCT commander; Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley; and Col. Jeffery Broadwater, outgoing 2nd ABCT commander, conduct an inspection of troops on horseback June 5 at Cavalry Parade Field. Brown took command of the 2nd ABCT from Broadwater during a change of command ceremony.