Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Gordon

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Soldiers gather at Barton Field to welcome Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday morning, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Guests bow their head in prayer during a change of command ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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From left Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson, Lt. Gen. David Perkins, and Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, salute as ceremonial cannons are fired during a change of command ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Soldiers participate in a change of command ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson, left, Lt. Gen. David Perkins, and Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn participate in the ceremonial inspection of the troops during a change of cammond ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Soldiers participate in a change of command ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Lt. Gen. David Perkins speaks during a change of command ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn speaks during a change of command ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The ceremony also served as a farewell to Maj. Gen. Lynn as current commander. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson speaks during a change of command ceremony welcoming him as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Soldiers and guests sit in the stands at Barton Field during a change of command ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Soldiers march during the conclusion of a command changing ceremony welcoming Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson reviews the troops as they march by at the end of a ceremony welcoming Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson gives a thumbs up as he reviews the troops as they march by at the end of a ceremony welcoming Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Maj. Gen. LaWarren Patterson shakes hands with former commander Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn after a ceremony welcoming Patterson as the 36th chief of the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)

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