Command Sgt. Maj. Felt says farewell to post

Herald/Steven Doll - Col. Mark Freitag, Fort Hood’s garrison commander, left, is passed a sword by outgoing Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Felt during the change of responsibility ceremony on Wednesday at III Corps Headquarters. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ashford became the garrison’s new senior noncommissioned officer.

By Amanda Kim Stairrett

Killeen Daily Herald

FORT HOOD - Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Felt relinquished responsibility of the Fort Hood garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ashford during a ceremony Wednesday at III Corps.

Felt served as the garrison's senior noncommissioned officer for more than two years following his time as the 1st Cavalry Division's interim top enlisted soldier. He was the 3rd Brigade Combat Team's senior noncommissioned officer before that, deploying with the brigade to Iraq.

Felt will go on to serve as the senior noncommissioned officer at Installation Management Command-West Region in San Antonio.

His family, including his wife, Angelyne, will remain in Central Texas.

Ashford last served as the 89th Military Police Brigade's senior noncommissioned officer, handing responsibility of the brigade over to Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Ladd on Friday.

Ladd previously served as the 720th Military Police Battalion's top enlisted soldier.

For more on this story, read next week's Fort Hood Herald.

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