Col. David Caldwell assumes command of the Army Corps of Engineers, New York District during a change of command ceremony held June 8, 2015 at Governors Island, N.Y.
Change of command ceremonies have been carried out for centuries. It is a military tradition steeped in heraldry and its purpose is to emphasize the continuity of leadership and unit identity despite changes in individual authority. (l-r) Col. William Graham, Change of Command Presiding Officer, Commander, North Atlantic Division; Col. Caldwell, (incoming Commander); Col. Paul Owen, (outgoing Commander); and Mr. Joseph Seebode, Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management.

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