NGIC ceremony recognizes new commander
July 23, 2013
By J. Reynolds Hutchins
The Daily Progress
In a rare display of pomp and circumstance for the Charlottesville area’s military community, servicemembers and civilians gathered at the National Ground Intelligence Center on Tuesday as outgoing Col. Stephen Gomillion welcomed his successor, Col. Nichoel Brooks, to the station’s command post.
With the passing of the brigade’s colors from Gomillion to Brooks, the station recognized the transfer of responsibility from one commander to the next. Complete with fife and drum play courtesy of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the ceremony had all the regalia national intelligence agencies are often wary of embracing.
Tuesday was an exception, spokeswoman Rita McIntosh said.
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