Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph McFarlane, new commandant of the Fort Hood Noncommissioned Officer Academy, is congratulated by his former brigade commander Col. Robert Whittle, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during a change of responsibilty ceremony at Sadowski Field on Friday. 

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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