Col. Robert Charlesworth takes over 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Army National Guard Col. Robert Charlesworth, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who recently served in the office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took command of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in a ceremony at Fort Drum on Saturday, June 22.

Foster took over for Col. Christopher Cronin, a Rochester resident and special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as commander of the brigade.

Maj. Gen. Steven Ferrari, 42nd Infantry Division Commander, served as the reviewing officer.

"[Col. Charlesworth] is uniquely qualified to command the 27th IBCT with over 24 years of military experience," Ferrari said as he welcomed the new brigade commander.

"These two officers are leaders of character, competence, and commitment," Ferrari said. "They epitomize everything we expect and demand of our senior leaders."

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