PINELLAS PARK – Soldiers of the Army Reserve Medical Command headquartered at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center, at 2801 Grand Ave. in Pinellas Park, will take part in a change-of-command and retirement ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 23, starting at 9 a.m.
The public is advised that the ceremony will include successive firing of a volley cannon, as was heard during rehearsal Sept. 8.
Military dignitaries and civilian political leaders will attend the time-honored ceremony that signifies the transfer of responsibility and authority from the outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, to the incoming commander, Brig. Gen. Bryan R. Kelly. During the ceremony Kelly will be promoted to the rank of major general.
Upon relinquishing command of the AR-MEDCOM, Kasulke, a resident of Watertown, N.Y., will retire from the Army after serving more than 30 years in the Army Reserve.
The AR-MEDCOM was established at Pinellas Park Oct. 16, 2005. The command consists of more than 10,000 soldiers and civilians in 76 units spread throughout the continental United States. There are about 150 soldiers and civilians who serve the headquarters in Pinellas Park.