Arsenal plans ceremony to change commanders


A change of command ceremony will be held when the Pine Bluff Arsenal officially changes leaders.

Col. Franz J. Amann will relinquish command of the arsenal to Col. David L. Musgrave at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the courtyard area of the Creasy Complex, outside Plainview White Hall Gate.

Musgrave will become the arsenal’s 35th commander.

Amann, a native of South Carolina, has been in command of the Arsenal since July 2, 2009. His next assignment will be at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., where he will be the Chief of Staff of a STRATCOM organization called the Joint Elimination Coordination Element.

Musgrave’s most recent joint service assignment was as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General for the U.S. Forces Iraq, Operation New Dawn.

His previous command positions include E Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Ky., and the Blue Grass Chemical Activity, Richmond, Ky. Musgrave is a military graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor of science degree.

He also holds a master of arts degree in national security and strategic studies and a master of science degree in national resource strategy. His military education includes the U.S. Army Chemical Basic and Advanced Course, Airborne School, the College of Naval Command and Staff, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) National Defense University.

Patricia Huber, deputy to the commander with the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, will officiate the ceremony.

A reception will be held in Creasy Auditorium following the ceremony.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Stone Army Reserve Center, adjacent to the Creasy Complex.

Details: Call 540-3421.