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Posted: June 14, 2018 3:05 p.m.
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6th ROTC Brigade changes command

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Col. Joseph W. Vongs assumes command of the 6th ROTC Brigade, June 7, in a ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield’s Truscott Air Terminal.

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After two years in command, Col. Nelson G. Kraft relinquished command of the 6th ROTC Brigade to Col. Joseph W. Vongs in a ceremony in Hunter Army Airfield’s Truscott Air Terminal June 7.

The mission of the 6th ROTC Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command, is to recruit, train, develop and commission high quality second lieutenants for the United States Army and to motivate young people to become better citizens.  The 6th ROTC Brigade consists of 39 senior ROTC host programs in colleges and universities, 130 partnered schools, and 478 Junior ROTC Programs in high schools throughout Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  With 2,300 senior ROTC cadets and over 102,000 junior ROTC cadets, the 6th Brigade has the largest population of cadets in Cadet Command.

During his remarks, Brig. Gen. John R. Evans, Jr., commander, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, said of Kraft, he made it look easy.  He was stellar, laser-focused, action-oriented in his leadership.  

Evans expressed confidence in Vongs to “provide the next generation of Army leaders.”

Addressing Kraft in his remarks, Voss said, “I look forward to taking over the leadership trail that you blazed and taking it to new heights.”

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