CAMP EDWARDS, Mass.
– Maj. Stephen F. Smith the new commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s 164th Transportation Battalion hands the battalion colors to Master Sgt. Patricia L.A. Kittredge, battalion command sergeant major, during the change of command ceremony on September 11, 2011 at the Yankee Division Memorial Field.
Maj. Smith is taking over for Lt. Col. Richard G. Rollins who has commanded the battalion since August 2, 2008. Rollins deployed with the battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn in 2010.
Rollins’ new position is Assistant Chief of Staff, Massachusetts National Guard. (U.S. Air Force Photo by, Senior Airman Eric Kolesnikovas, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs)