Under a bright morning sun, Soldiers, Family members and distinguished guests of the 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), gath­ered to say farewell to their out going commander, and welcome a new one. During a traditional Army change of command cer­emony at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command head­quarters, Col. Thomas J. Rogers relinquished command to Col. Daniel K. Rickleff.

Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, USASOC commanding general, officiated the ceremony, passing the unit colors from Rogers to Rickliff, symbolizing the transfer of authority.

Rickleff served as the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion commander at Fort Campbell, Ky. He is a distin­guished military graduate from Wisconsin State University in Winona, Minn., with a Bachelor of Science in Business Adminis­­tration, and has a master’s degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University. His military education includes a

Master of Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and he was a U.S. Army War College Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rogers served as the com­mander of the 528th Sustain­ment Bde. since July 2011. His next duty assignment will be with Special Operations Joint Task Force.

During the change of com­mand ceremony, Cleveland ad­dressed the brigade. “You have exemplified the USASOC’s model of Sin Pari, you are truly without equal.”

As he addressed the audience in his new role as the 528th commander, Rickleff said, “I am grateful to have the privilege and honor to serve with, and lead America’s finest men and women in the 528th Sustainment Bri­gade, and pledge to the Soldiers, Families and civilians of the 528th that I will work tirelessly to provide each of you the resources and steadfast support you deserve each and every day in order to continue to provide seamless and persistent logistics support to the special operations community.”