357th Air Missile Defense Detachment changes command

July 14, 2011


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U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

U.S. Army Europe

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U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer address soldier's of the 357th Air and Missile Defense Detachment before a change of command ceremony for outgoing commander Col. Anthony English and incoming commander Col. Stephen J. Richmond at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany. 

RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS, Germany – Col. Stephen J. Richmond assumed command today of the 357th Air and Missile Defense Detachment from Col. Anthony English during a change of command ceremony, presided over by U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer.

“This is a unique organization, with a history of working with our coalition forces,” England said in an emotional speech during the ceremony.   “Good luck and Godspeed to all of you.   I’m sad to leave but glad to know the Army got it right with Col. Richmond.  Welcome my friend.”

The outgoing commander is moving to U.S. Army Europe Headquarters in Heidelberg where he will assume duties as the deputy operations officer for G3. 

Richmond assumed command following an assignment at the training and doctrine command where he served as the capability manager of the Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

The 357th AMD-D was constituted June 17, 1944 as the 357th Coast Artillery Transportation Detachment and was re-designated the 357th AMD-D in April of 2008.