There is a new top dog at the Army base at Fort Hamilton.
Col. Joseph Davidson took the reigns from Col. Eluyn Ginés during a special ceremony at the garrison on July 23.
A Fort Hamilton soldier in attendance said the event was a fitting send-off for the outgoing colonel, who served at the base for two years.
“The staff here on base did a fantastic job coordinating,” said Sgt. Margaret Corr, who participated in the ceremony. “It was very heartfelt and beautifully put together.”
Before taking the helm at Fort Hamilton, Col. Davidson served as the chief of staff for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization and served multiple tours of duty in Iraq, according to a Garrison spokesman.
Col. Gines took a new post in Washington, D.C., as executive officer for the Adjutant General Corps at the Pentagon.
A Fire Department boat sprayed red, white, and blue water in a salute to the new and outgoing officers, Corr said.
Colonels Davidson and Ginés were not the only leaders to move on to new posts.
Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Prince, the garrison’s most senior enlisted soldier, passed his responsibilities on to Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Fauntleroy, according to a press release.