Transfer of Authority Ceremony for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Contact: Capt. Gary Loten-Beckford
Cell: 001- 573-586-9463

BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland—  1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (War Eagles) based out of Vilseck, Germany is set to replace 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Wolf Pack) in a transfer of authority ceremony scheduled for April 20, 2018.

Battle Group Poland commanded by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott Cheney and commander of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Wolf Pack) relinquishes command to the incoming Battle Group Poland commander U.S. Army Lt. Col. Adam Lackey, commander of 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (War Eagles).

The eFP provides a robust multinational presence in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland respectively.  It is comprised of multinational forces provided by framework nations (Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States) and other contributing Allies on a voluntary, sustainable, and rotational basis.

In support of the United States commitment to European security and deterrence, each task force is comprised of over 850 soldiers based at armories across the state and form battalion-sized battle groups, in country, with additional personnel supplied by multinational Allies during the six-month rotations.

Battle Group Poland is a unique, multinational battle group, comprised of U.S., U.K., Croatian and Romanian soldiers who serve with the Polish 15th Mechanized Brigade as a defense and deterrence force in northeast Poland in support of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence.

For invited media planning to attend please make notification to me via email no later than Wednesday, April 18, 2018.