Area I holds farewell dinner for Lt. Col. Jon R. Gardner
On Camp Casey in Dongducheon July 19, the Area I community holds a farewell dinner for Lt. Col. Jon R. Gardner, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Casey, who relinquishes command later this week and moves to a new assignment, having led the garrison since July 2015.
During the dinner, at the Warrior's Catering and Conference Center, various members of the Area I community presented him with farewell gifts, and thanked him for what they said had been the dedication and support he brought to the day-to-day operation of the Camp Casey-Camp Hovey enclave. Command of the garrison is scheduled to pass to Lt. Col. Brian A. Jacobs in a ceremony on Camp Casey July 21.
Master of Ceremonies for the dinner was Command Sgt. Maj. Jason R. Copeland, USAG Casey's senior enlisted leader. Also among those attending were Gregory B. Kirkland, the garrison's Deputy to the Garrison Commander, as well as Col. Brandon D. Newton, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Berry, USAG Red Cloud and Area I's senior enlisted leader.