Binghamton National Guard company gets new commander on Sunday, January 12 at Binghamton Armory
LATHAM, NY (01/10/2020) (readMedia)-- The Forward Support Company of the Binghamton's 204th Engineer Company gets a new commander during a ceremony being held on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Binghamton Armory.
1st Lt. Timothy Anzovino, a Queensbury resident, will replace Capt. Brett White, a Harriman resident, as the company commander. Members of press are invited to attend the ceremony.
WHO: 1st Lt. Timothy Anzovino, the incoming commander; Capt. Brett White, the outgoing commander; Lt. Col. Wing Yu, the commander of the 204th Engineer Battalion, and the battalion's Soldiers.
WHAT: A traditional military change of command in which the guidon, or flag, of the Forward Support Company will be transferred from White, the outgoing commander; to Anzovino, the incoming commander; by Lt. Col. Wing Yu the battalion commander.
Traditionally the unit flag indicated the location of the commander on the battlefield. The traditional ceremony allowed the unit's soldiers to see who they were to follow into battle.
WHEN: 2 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2019
WHERE: 85 West End Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13905
Reporters can get still and video imagery of the change of command ceremony, with troops in formation and the guidon transfer. There will also be opportunities to speak to the incoming and outgoing commanders.
Reporters must call 1st Lieutenant Benjamin Massarini at 315-406-0635 for access to this secure military facility.
1st Lt. Timothy Anzovino
1 Lieutenant Timothy Anzovino commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in May of 2012 through the Lehigh University Army ROTC program.
Anzovino originally served as an Ordnance Officer in the Pennsylvania National Guard. His first assignment was as Maintenance Control Officer in F Company 3rd Battalion 103 Armor in Lock Haven, PA. He also served as Executive Officer, for F Company. In January 2013, he was activated in support of the Presidential Inauguration, serving as the Maintenance officer in charge for the mission.
In 2016, Anzovino transferred from Pennsylvania to the New York National Guard and was assigned to the Forward Support Company of the 204th Engineer Battalion in Binghamton, NY as a Maintenance Control Officer and later Executive Officer.
Following Hurricane Maria in 2017, Anzovino was activated to provide support to the Island of Puerto Rico. He served as the Maintenance Control Officer and officer in charge for the maintenance section at Camp Santiago.
Anzovinos' awards include the Humanitarian Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and National Defense Service Ribbon. He graduated Ordnance BOLC in Fort Lee Virginia with Commandants' accolades. LT Anzovino earned his Basic Parachutist Wings upon completion of Airborne School in 2011.
He is a graduate of DeSales University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Public Relations.
In his civilian life, Anzovino works as a Trainmaster for PanAm Railways, where his duties include overseeing daily railroad interchanges and managing train crews across New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts.
Anzovino is married to Laura Quaresima who works as a Registered Nurse at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, N.Y. The two reside in Queensbury, NY.
Capt. Brett White:
Capt. Brett White is currently serving full-time as an instructor with the New York Army National Guard's Citizens Preparedness Corps training team. He overseas teams in the lower Hudson Valley conducting preparedness training as part of a program mandated by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
White has served as the commander of the 204th Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company since 2016. His new assignment will be to the 53rd Digital Liaison Detachment in New York City as a logistics officer.
White was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 2010. He has served as a transportation company platoon leader, and a battalion transportation officer. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 as a platoon leader with the 133rd Quartermaster Company.
White holds a Bachelors in History and Studies in War and Peace and a Masters in Military History from Norwich University.
His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Nato Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal and the New York State Humane Service Medal.
He and his wife Rebecca live in Harriman, N.Y.
204th Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company
The Forward Support Company provides direct logistical support to the other Companies within the battalion; ensuring Soldiers are fed, materials are transported, and equipment is fixed and fueled in a timely manner. Within the 204th Engineer Battalion, the FSC is tasked with supporting multiple Engineer Units so they are able to complete various construction projects.