75th Ranger Regiment Change of Command – passing the colors

July 24, 2019

at this time in keeping with tradition which matters and guileless move forward with regimental colors to honor the nation and to observe the exchange ladies and gentlemen please rise for the singing of the national anthem played mrs. johanna north oh say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming [Applause] that our flag was still there oh say does that star-spangled banner ladies and gentlemen please be seated the change of command ceremony is a simple traditional event that is rich with symbolism and heritage the key to the change of command is the passing of the unit colors these colors represent not only the heritage in history of the unit but also the unity and loyalty of its Rangers the colors from the Commandant's symbol of authority representing these responsibilities to the organization wherever the commander is there also are the colors the custodian of the colors is the regimental commander sergeant major as a senior enlisted Ranger in the regiment he is both the spokesperson for the loyalty and concerns of the Rangers and the principal advisor to the commander according to military tradition the regimental commander argent major is the only member of the regimen authorized to pass the colors to the commander for the change of command after the assumption of command words were read command sergeant major all ball will pass the colors to Colonel Ted Meyers from the take my revenge match the colors to lieutenant general for clarity the honorary Colonel of the regiment relinquishing his responsibilities and a party Lieutenant General retired team will then pass the colors to lieutenant lieutenant-general Beaudette will then pass the Cullens to the monitoring command sergeant major of the regiment a man charged with major retired Hall who will then pass the colors and all they represented to Colonel grant who assumes the responsibility of command program will pass the colors to the RSM and as command sergeant major all ball receives the colors Colonel Brown will charge it with maintaining his symbol of command command sergeant major Hall finally returns the colors to the color bearer the enlisted Ranger who exemplifies the highest standards in the discipline Conduct and military expertise that represents so much to his fellow Rangers my party of paragraph 2-3 Army Regulations 620 begun to sign assumes command of the 75th Ranger Regiment effective 12 july 2019 sign top ground colonel infantry command E

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