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News: Tradition continues as US Army Central’s colors pass from Frennier to Kelley

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – U.S. Army Central will host a change of responsibility ceremony between Command Sgt. Maj. Stephan Frennier and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley here at Patton Hall’s Lucky Park Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, USARCENT commanding general, will officiate the ceremony and will exchange the USARCENT colors with the outgoing command sergeant major and the incoming command sergeant major.

Kelley, the incoming senior enlisted leader, is a native of Bryan, Texas, and enlisted in the Army July 1985. His 28-year career includes previous assignments throughout the U.S., Germany and Korea.

Kelley's operational deployments include Bosnia and three tours to Iraq. His awards include four Bronze Stars. For Kelley’s complete biography click on the attachment provided.

Kelley replaces Frennier who will retire from the Army with 33 years of service. For Frennier’s complete biography click on link provided Media are invited to attend the change of responsibility ceremony Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. There will be opportunities for still and video imagery, as well as interviews. Media should meet the USARCENT representative at the visitors’ center by the main gate at 9 a.m. We will depart no later than 9:20 a.m.

Media interested in attending the change of responsibility ceremony must confirm with the USARCENT Public Affairs Office, Maj. Heather Hall, no later than Monday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. at (803) 885-8876/7480 or email Please provide the number of news team members, video/still photographers and other special equipment you plan to bring to the ceremony. Special needs or interview requests should be submitted at this time as well.

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Date Taken:01.02.2014

Date Posted:01.02.2014 13:24


Hometown:BRYAN, TX, US

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