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5th Special Forces holds Change of Command ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – On Friday, July 12th, 2019 Soldiers, Family members and friends of 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) gathered at Fort Campbell Kentucky for a change of command ceremony on Gabriel Field.

During the ceremony, Col. Lewis Jay Powers relinquished command of 5th SFG (A) as he passed the Group’s colors to Col. Joseph W. Wortham. The passing of the colors is an Army tradition symbolizing the passing of responsibility from one commander to another.

Maj. Gen. Edwin J. Deedrick Jr., the commanding general of 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), hosted the ceremony, shared with the audience his observations about the two commanders, and thanks the Soldier’s families, past and present, of 5th SFG (A).

Maj. Gen. Edwin J. Deedrick Jr., the commanding general of 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), passes the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) colors to Col. Joseph W. Wortham, 5th SFG (A) commander, during the 5th SFG (A) change of command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 12, 2019. (SSG Iman Broady-Chin, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Edwin J. Deedrick Jr., the commanding general of 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), passes the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) colors to Col. Joseph W. Wortham, 5th SFG (A) commander, during the 5th SFG (A) change of command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 12, 2019. (SSG Iman Broady-Chin, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)

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5th Special Forces “Legion” celebrates 53rd anniversary with three days of events at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – On September 21st, 1961, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) officially activated at Fort Bragg, NC; a year later they were fighting in the Republic of Vietnam.

Since the Vietnam War, the 5th SFG (A) has had integral parts in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Bravery runs deep in the unit: they fly 20 campaign streamers and include 18 Medal of Honor recipients.

Soldiers with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) fight during the cobatives tournament Sept. 20, 2014, during the Legion’s 53rd anniversary picnic. (Sgt. Justin Moeller, 5th SFG (A) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) fight during the cobatives tournament Sept. 20, 2014, during the Legion’s 53rd anniversary picnic. (Sgt. Justin Moeller, 5th SFG (A) Public Affairs)

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5th Special Forces Legionnaires at Fort Campbell welcome new group Commander

 

Written by Maj. Brandon Bissell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

5th Special Forces based at Fort Campbell, KY

Fort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as the Legion, welcomed a new commander July 12th.

Colonel Scott Brower relinquished command of the Legion to Col. John Brennan during a ceremony held here at Gabriel Field.

Brigadier Gen. Christopher Haas, commander of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), praised Brower for his leadership, high standards, and outstanding results.

Col. John Brennan accepts the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Colors from Brig. Gen. Christopher Haas, commander of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, as he assumes command from Col. Scott Brower during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, July 12th, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Spec. Seth Plagenza)

Col. John Brennan accepts the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Colors from Brig. Gen. Christopher Haas, commander of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, as he assumes command from Col. Scott Brower during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, July 12th, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Spec. Seth Plagenza)

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5th Special Forces Legionnaires at Fort Campbell welcome new Battalion Commander

 

Written by Maj. Brandon Bissell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

5th Special Forces based at Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) welcomed its new commander June 13th.

Lt. Col. Andrew Hanson relinquished command of the battalion to Lt. Col. David Diamond during a ceremony held here at Gabriel Field.

Col. Scott Brower, commander of the 5th SFG (A), commended Hanson for his leadership, vision, and outstanding results.

Lt. Col. David Diamond accepts the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) colors from Col. Scott Brower, commander of the 5th SFG (A), as he assumes command from Lt. Col. Andrew Hanson during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, June 13th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo)

Lt. Col. David Diamond accepts the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) colors from Col. Scott Brower, commander of the 5th SFG (A), as he assumes command from Lt. Col. Andrew Hanson during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, June 13th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo)

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5th Special Forces Group Soldier from Fort Campbell killed in action

 

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, 39, of Rehobeth Beach, DE, died June 2nd, 2013, in Ghur Ghuri, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.

Mullen was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY, as an assistant detachment commander for a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA), or A-team. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.  This was Mullen’s sixth deployment in support of an overseas contingency operation.

Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen

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5th Special Forces Group Legionnaires’ achievement recognized

 

Written by Maj. Brandon Bissell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Safety Officer award was presented to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jonathan Pace, Battalion Warrant Officer for 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG (A); and the Supply Excellence Award was presented to Chief Warrant Officer 3 Truman Mays, Property Book Officer for the 5th SFG (A), and his staff, during a ceremony at the 5th SFG (A) headquarters June 26th.

Pace was recognized for his exemplary planning and execution of an incident-free battalion-level unconventional warfare exercise that was conducted in the fall of 2011. His efforts improving the unit’s vehicle and motorcycle safety programs were also highlighted.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Truman Mays, Property Book Officer for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), is presented the U.S. Army Special Forces Command Supply Excellence Award by Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Forces Command, during a ceremony June 26th, 2012, at the 5th SFG (A) headquarters. Mays received the award on behalf of his units' Property Book Office team, who will represent USASFC at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Supply Excellence Award competition later this month. (Photo by Sgt. Kerry Otjen)

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Truman Mays, Property Book Officer for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), is presented the U.S. Army Special Forces Command Supply Excellence Award by Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Forces Command, during a ceremony June 26th, 2012, at the 5th SFG (A) headquarters. Mays received the award on behalf of his units’ Property Book Office team, who will represent USASFC at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Supply Excellence Award competition later this month. (Photo by Sgt. Kerry Otjen)

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Legionnaires welcome new group Commander

 

Written by Maj. Brandon Bissell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) welcomed home a familiar face as its new commander August 12th.
 
Col. Mark Mitchell relinquished command of the Legion to Col. Scott Brower during a ceremony held here at Gabriel Field. 

Brower, who becomes the Group’s 34th Commander, first and foremost recognized the exceptional service of the soldiers standing before him and those currently deployed.

Col. Scott Brower accepts the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Colors from Brig. Gen. Edward Reeder, commander, U.S. Army Special Forces Command, as he assumes command from Col. Mark Mitchell during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 12th, 2011. (Photo by 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs)

Col. Scott Brower accepts the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Colors from Brig. Gen. Edward Reeder, commander, U.S. Army Special Forces Command, as he assumes command from Col. Mark Mitchell during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 12th, 2011. (Photo by 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs)

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