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37th AR Battalions Change of Command

May 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT


1. Situation: 37th Armor Battalions change Battalion Commanders every two years. 2021 is no exception. Both Fort Bliss 37th Armor Battalions (1-37 Amor and 2-37 Armor) will change Battalion Commanders in the Summer 2021.

2. Mission: 37th Armor Alumni (-) Conduct Operation Abrams Transition vicinity of Fort Bliss, Texas during the period 25 May – 15 June 2021 to reunite and witness the respective Battalion Changes of Command.

3. General Instructions:

a. Each Battalion Change of Command will have an Alumni Point of Contact.

b. Uniform for each event will be business casual.

c. Preferred Hotel Rates have been negotiated for both events.

– Call for reservations (915)778-4241

– Mention “37th AR” or Block “05252137T” for May 25th or “06142137T” for June 14th.

– Rates are $109 a night including suite upgrade and complementary breakfast

d. Deployment 25-26 May 2021 for 1-37 Armor COC and 14-15 June 2021 for 2-37 Armor. Day 1 deployment and AA Activities vicinity of AA Abrams. Day 2 Battalion Change of Command at designated location and Redeployment.

e. On-Line Registration will be available through Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/37-armor-battalions-change-of-command-tickets-153578865521

f. Both events will be utilized for the purpose of a 37 Armor Alumni mini reunion the night prior to the change of command vicinity of AA Abrams.

4. Special instructions:

a. 1-37 Armor Alumni Change of Command Point of Contact is Eric Brown. Incoming Battalion Commander will be LTC Richard Mendenhall who will be the 51st Commander of 1-37 Armor.

b. 2-37 Armor Alumni Change of Command Point of Contact is Stephen Bonfiglio. Incoming Battalion Commander will be LTC Thomas Garner who will be the 34th Commander of 2-37 Armor.

c. Alumni will conduct Assembly Area Activities vicinity of AA Abrams D-1 1600-2200 Hours.

d. Alumni will conduct road march to Change of Command on D Day at designated time from AA Abrams.

e. Alumni Will redeploy individually following the Change of Command Reception.

f. Further information regarding Operation Abrams Transition will be published on this website.


May 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am CDT
June 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm CDT
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