Old Boy Col. Eric Flesch Transfers Command
Col. Kent G. Solheim took command of the Lightning Brigade from Col Eric Flesch during a change of command ceremony at Victory Field June 29.
“It is my distinct honor to preside over today’s ceremony and to share this special day with two dedicated officers,” said Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Michaelis, Fort Jackson commander, during the ceremony. He presided over the ceremony that saw Flesch pass the unit colors to Michaelis, who then handed them to Solheim. “Today’s passing of the colors represents the age old tradition of the transfer of the mantle of command, a turning of the page.”
The passing of the colors also signifies the “welcoming of an exciting command team,” he said.
Posted By , 19 Jul 2021