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    220th Public Affairs Detachment Change of Command Ceremony



    Story by Cpl. Isaac Copeland 

    220th Public Affairs Detachment

    The U.S. Army Reserve Public Affairs Detachment held a change-of-command ceremony at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Michigan on May 12, 2024. This ceremony marked the transition of leadership and continued the tradition of honoring service and excellence in the U.S. Army.
    In a ritual filled with precision and reverence, Capt. Macario Mora assumed command from Capt. William Cynecki, becoming the unit's new commander. The change-of-command ceremony symbolizes leadership transition, continuity, and honor within the U.S. Army. It features the passing of the unit's colors from the outgoing to the incoming commander, signifying the transfer of leadership and responsibility.
    Capt. William Cynecki, a native of Midland, Michigan, and a 2014 graduate of Central Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in integrated public relations, was initially commissioned into military intelligence. He graduated from the Defense Information School in Maryland in December 2021. Before taking command, Cynecki served as a cadet with the 220th Public Affairs Detachment from 2012 to 2014.
    During the ceremony, the outgoing commander reflected on his tenure, acknowledging the challenges, victories, and the strong bonds formed with his soldiers. With gratitude, he passed the mantle of leadership to his successor, entrusting Capt. Mora with the future direction of the unit.
    Capt. Macario Mora, an Arizona native, began his military journey with the Marines. Dissatisfied with his experiences with leadership there, Mora chose to change paths. "I saw plenty of bad commanders, and I wanted to fix that, so I joined the Army as an officer to be the leader I would have wanted," Mora said.
    Mora earned his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and his master's at Southern New Hampshire University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in history. He was known for his dedication and hard work, Capt. Mora exceeds military expectations while balancing his home, family, work, and school roles.
    For Capt. Mora, the change-of-command ceremony is not just a formal event but the start of a new chapter in his military career. He accepts the responsibilities of command with a commitment to uphold the legacy of those who preceded him and to guide the unit toward a future of continued service and excellence.



    Date Taken: 05.12.2024
    Date Posted: 05.14.2024 14:40
    Story ID: 471139

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