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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion held Change of Command Ceremony June 28th

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a change of command ceremony June 28th on the division parade field at Fort Campbell.

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, traveled from Fort Hood, Texas, to oversee the ceremony in which Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr. took command of the battalion from outgoing commander Lt. Col. David G. Thompson.

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, passes the 716th Military Police Battalion's colors to Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., incoming commander of the 716th MP Battalion, June 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 716th MP Battalion is the most decorated military police battalion in the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, passes the 716th Military Police Battalion’s colors to Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., incoming commander of the 716th MP Battalion, June 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 716th MP Battalion is the most decorated military police battalion in the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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716th Military Police Battalion hold Change of Command Ceremony

 

Written by Megan Locke, Courier staff
The Fort Campbell Courier

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division716th Military Police BattalionFort Campbell, KY – Lieutenant Col. David G. Thompson took command of the 716th Military Police Battalion from Col. Ignatius M. Dolata Jr. outside of the 101st Airborne Division headquarters Tuesday.

Thompson served at Fort Campbell previously, as the Deputy Provost Marshall and the 716th MPs S-3. Prior to becoming the new Peacekeeper 6, he served as the Senior Military Police Observer/Trainer for the Battle Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Other previous duty stations include Hanau, Germany; Fort Bragg, NC; and Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

716th Military Police Battalion Change of Command Ceremony. (Photo by Megan Locke, Courier)

716th Military Police Battalion Change of Command Ceremony. (Photo by Megan Locke, Courier)

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716th Military Police Battalion Change of Command

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division716th Military Police BattalionFort Campbell, KY – On June 28th at 9:30am, at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters, Colonel Ignatius M. Dolata, Jr. will relinquish command of the 716th Military Police Battalion (Peacekeepers) to Lieutenant Colonel David G. Thompson.

A short reception at Cole Park Commons will follow.

(Left to Right) Outgoing Commander Colonel Ignatius M. Dolata, Jr. and incoming Commander Lieutenant Colonel David G. Thompson.

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