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Camp Grayling changes command

Command of Camp Grayling was given to Cl. Edward Hallenbeck.

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A bittersweet moment at Camp Grayling on Sunday at the change of command ceremony.

The Michigan Army National Guard said farewell to its former commander and welcomed a new one.

After serving as the command for Camp Grayling for two years, Col. Lawrence Schloegl passed the title of Command to Col. Edward Hallenback in a special military ceremony.

The ceremony was performed in front of soldiers and command family members.

In Col. Schloegl's two years as Command he was known for his strong leadership kills and helping to make Camp Grayling more relevant to the United State Military.

Schloegl was recognized for bringing the military exercise Northern Strike to a globally recognized level. He will now serve as Land Component Commander.

Schloegl said, " I take solace in knowing that I am turning the reins over to Colonel Hollenbeck. He's the right man for the position and I'm confident that he will continue to see improvement wherever opportunities exist. It has been an honor serving up for all of you and I will always treasure my time here."

Col. Hallenbeck has served in the National Guard for 25 years as chief facilities management officer.

"I'm really excited just to be able to be in a position to support troops," Hallenbeck said. "I'm really huge advocate for troops as far as getting their mission done in a long to support them to get their mission done and bring them back home."

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