Story and photos by Stephen Standifird
Public Affairs Office
The 14th Military Police Brigade held a change of command ceremony Friday on Gammon Field where Col. Robert Arnold Jr. took command from Col. Curtis Schroeder.
Brig. Gen. Brian Bisacre, U.S. Army Military Police School commandant, thanked Schroeder for his service to the regiment and listed his many accomplishments during his tenure at the 14th MP Bde.
“It is through Curt’s vision, his passion, his dedication, his attitude for winning, his relentless pursuit of excellence day in and day out, combined with being a great teammate, being a great community leader and simply being a flat out phenomenal leader, has led this brigade to the highest peaks of readiness in our Army,” Bisacre said.
Schroeder will not be leaving Fort Leonard Wood, as he has assumed responsibility as the assistant commandant of the MP School.
In welcoming Arnold to the brigade, Bisacre assured him that he is the right man to take on the role as commander.
“You come with a career’s worth of experience. You are well prepared and well-seasoned for this position,” he said.
Bisacre then laid out his expectations for Arnold as commander of the 14th. He asked that Arnold keep readiness at the same level and strive for the “relentless pursuit of excellence” day in and day out.
Schroeder added to the support for Arnold and offered insight into what makes the 14th successful.
“This will be one of, if not the best assignment of your career,” Schroeder said. “This brigade is the best. You have the best drill sergeants, instructors, leaders and families on this installation. Best of luck to you.”
Arnold assumed command as the brigade’s 17th commander and began his remarks by thanking Soldiers, leaders and trainees in the formation. He also acknowledged that they are who make the 14th so great. He next thanked the command teams at USAMPS and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence for their support in his leadership.
“Thank you for the trust and confidence you have shown in me by allowing me the honor of commanding this great brigade,” Arnold said.
Arnold previously served as the provost marshal for I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.