Col. Johnny Johnston, 406th Army Field Support Brigade outgoing commander and outgoing 406th AFSB senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Carl Campbell, welcomed Col. David Wilson as the new brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Vance Snider as the new brigade command sergeant major during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony June 20, at the Main Post Flagpole.
After two years of serving as the 406th AFSB’s commander, Johnston relinquished command to Wilson with the passing of the command colors.
“It’s leading the organization to make sure that the continuity support the 406th provides, is one that will continue to be maintained under my watch,” said Wilson.
Wilson said he brings a plethora of experience and looks forward to the challenges of taking the strategic capabilities of the 406th AFSB and bridging the gap between operational and tactical forces.
“It’s making sure our warfighters have what they need to do their mission, at home and abroad,” said Wilson. “That’s what we’re all here to do, support the Soldiers,” he added.
It’s an honor to be able to come and recognize the contributions the 406th AFSB has made under Johnston’s leadership said Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command.
Taking on the responsibilities of the 406th AFSB’s mission, which supports troops within the entire eastern half of the United States, requires an understanding and skill set of how different commands work within 406th AFSB’s huge footprint of support.
“It was a fast and fun two years,” said Johnston. “It’s really sad to leave when it’s an organization that you like and love.”
As the 406th AFSB’s outgoing command sergeant major, Campbell said he could not have asked for a better boss.
“He has a genuine concern about making sure we take care of Soldiers,” said Campbell.
Despite the changes the 406th AFSB is experiencing with their leadership, they will continue to provide “steadfast support.”
While today was about passing on command and bringing change, it was also about recognition. After 27 years of service, Campbell also retired on that day.
“I’m going to relax and enjoy some quality time with my Family,” said Campbell.
Campbell said it was an honor to wear the flag on his right shoulder and U.S. Army across his chest.