The Panther Brigade celebrated over 200 years of combined Active-Duty Service by hosting the 82nd Airborne Division Retirement Ceremony Wednesday, July 26th.
The nine All Americans recognized for their service will go on to the next chapters of their lives and we are grateful for their service to our nation.
In particular, we celebrated the retirement of Command Sgt. Maj. Lenard Summers, former Gator 9 of the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion! Here, he stands with his wife and son, Staff Sgt. Cardia Summers, a squad leader in the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Summers retired after a total of 32 years of active duty service, 13 years of it with the 82nd Airborne Division.
The Panther Brigade welcomed Col. Arthur Sellers on Friday, June 22nd during the brigade’s Change of Command Ceremony on Fort Bragg’s Pike Field.
Sellers assumed command from Col. Gregory Beaudoin who led the brigade as the most ready conventional force in the U.S. Army as part of the Global Response Force.
Sellers, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, has served in numerous staff and command positions in the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment and the Joint Special Operations Command.
The Panther Family is happy to welcome Lt. Col. Aaron Cox as he assumes command of the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion and his family! Cox assumed command of the battalion Wednesday, June 20th during a Fort Bragg Ceremony.
We also bid a bittersweet farewell to Lt. Col. Donald Crawford and his family and wish them well as they begin the next chapter of their lives!