CAMP SMITH - Prior to the 42nd Infantry Division's change of command ceremony on Saturday, May 2, Col. Michael Bobeck, the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade commander, conducted a change of command ceremony for the Combat Aviation Brigade Command Sergeant Majors.
Command Sergeant Major Justin Cappon (right) will retire after 40 years of military service and the new brigade Command Sergeant Major will be Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Rentz.
During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Cappon received high praise from Col. Bobeck, in which he thanked Command Sgt. Maj. Cappon for his 40 years of military service to his country, the Army, and in particular, the aviation community.
Colonel Bobeck noted some of the 42nd Combat Avn Bde's accomplishments and the role that a command sergeant major plays in ensuring that Soldiers are properly prepared and trained for the challenges they face throughout the world.
As Command Sgt. Maj. Cappon returned the brigade colors to the commander, he thanked Col. Bobeck for the opportunity to serve the Soldiers of the Combat Aviation Brigade.
Command Sergeant Major Cappon indicated that his last mission prior to his retirement will be to welcome home the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation from Iraq, saying “I sent them to war; I want to welcome them home and thank them for their honorable service."
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