C Co., 229MI changes command

By Patrick Bray
DLIFLC Public Affairs


 

C Co., 229MI changes command

Captain Austin Holdridge, outgoing commander of Charlie Co., 229th Military Intelligence Battalion, receives an award from Lt. Col. Derrick Long, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion commander, July 2 during a change of command ceremony on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California. (Photo by Patrick Bray, DLIFLC Public Affairs)

MONTEREY, Calif. – Captain Shawn Zima assumed command of Charlie Co., 229th Military Intelligence Battalion, from Capt. Austin Holdridge on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, July 2.

In his outgoing remarks, Holdridge complimented his soldiers on their perseverance and dedication to becoming proficient military linguists. He also thanked the leadership of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion for their support during his one-year command tour.

Zima, in his first remarks to the company upon assuming command, said that he has some big shoes to fill after Holdridge but sees the challenge as an opportunity.

C Co., 229MI changes command

Captain Austin Holdridge, outgoing commander of Charlie Co., 229th Military Intelligence Battalion, gives his outgoing remarks July 2 during a change of command ceremony on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California. (Photo by Patrick Bray, DLIFLC Public Affairs)

The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion assigned to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center facilitates the production of qualified warrior linguists and sustains soldiers and their families to support the operational force.



Posted Date: 3 July 2015