Capt. Angelo Rosa, a Bronx resident, takes command of New York Army National Guard Signal Company

YONKERS, NY (09/08/2017) (readMedia)-- New York Army National Guard Capt. Angelo Rosa assumes command of Charlie Company of the New York Army National Guard's 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion in a change of command ceremony Saturday, September 9th, in Yonkers, N.Y.

WHO: New York Army National Guard Capt. Angelo Rosa takes command of Charlie Company, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion from Capt. Alicia Seda in front of the company's soldiers.

WHAT: Traditional Change of Command Ceremony in which the outgoing commander passes the guidon (flag) of the company to the incoming commander, symbolizing the transition of authority for the unit. Traditionally the ceremony allows the Soldiers to see who they will follow on the battlefield as the symbol of their unit goes from the old commander to the new one.

WHEN: Saturday, September 9th at 8 a.m.

WHERE: The New York State Armory in Yonkers, 2 Quincy Place, Yonkers NY 10701

Media opportunity:

Visual imagery includes the passing of the unit colors of the 101 Signal from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander. Interviews with leaders and soldiers from the unit.

News media wishing to attend the event should contact Capt. Alicia Seda, 914-384-0154, by Saturday at 9 a.m. for access to the ceremony.


Capt. Angelo Rosa:

Capt. Angelo Rosa enlisted in the New York Army National Guard as a cadet in 2010 while attending Army ROTC at Fordham University. In May 2012, he was commissioned into the US Army Signal Corps.

Angelo earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Management from Vaughn College, located in Queens, New York and graduated from Signal Basic Officer Leaders Course, Fort Gordon, GA.

He served as 1-258th Field Artillery Battalion signal officer from 2012 to 2014, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion Charlie Co. Executive officer from 2014 from 2016, and as 42nd Infantry Division Signal Plans and Operations officer from 2016 to 2017.

He is currently working on State Active Duty as the Alpha Company Executive Officer for Joint Task Force Empire Shield. He is a resident of the Bronx, NY.

Capt. Alicia Seda:

Alicia M. Seda enlisted in the Army National Guard in 2008. In May 2011 she was commissioned through ROTC into the US Army Signal Corps. Alicia earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Norwich University in Northfield, VT.

Seda is a graduate of the Signal Captains Career Course and the Signal Officer Basic Course, Fort Gordon, GA.

Overseas assignments include two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as Cable Platoon Leader C Co, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Afghanistan 2012-2013; and Executive Officer of the 133rd Quartermaster Company, Afghanistan 2013-2014.

Military Distinctions include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ campaign star, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M Device and NATO Medal.

Seda is currently a Supervisory IT Specialist at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham, NY and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Business Analytics at The College of Rose in Albany, N.Y. She is a resident of Albany, NY.

101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion:

The 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion is headquartered in the Yonkers along with Company C. The battalion's Company A is based in Peekskill, while Company B is in Orangeburg.

The 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion provides and manages satellite communications and information systems support to combat forces across a military theater.

Soldiers belonging to the battalion plan, install, operate, and maintain voice and data communications networks that employ single and multi-channel satellite, tropospheric scatter, terrestrial microwave, switching, messaging, video-teleconferencing, visual information, and other related systems. They also integrate tactical, strategic and sustaining base communications, information processing and management systems into a seamless global information network that supports knowledge dominance for Army, joint and coalition operations.

The soldiers left New York in August 2012 to train for their overseas deployment. The 101st Signal Battalion deployed to Afghanistan in September 2012 and provided communications support to American and coalition forces, returning home to New York in June 2013.