Col. Whitehurst Takes Command of 3rd BTC
A new leader is at the helm of the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
Col. Sam Whitehurst takes over command from Col. Patrick Frank.
The 3rd BCT returned home from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in March.
Whitehurst says he looks forward to leading the brigade known as the Spartans.
"I couldn't be more excited about coming and having a chance to command the great leaders here in this brigade and the great soldiers, as well," he said.
Whitehurst says he will focus on preparing his troops for future deployments.
Saturday, May 18, 2013, Watertown, NY