The NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland rotated commanders and responsibility for the mission in the change of command ceremony on 20 September in Bemowo Piskie, north-eastern Poland. U.S. Army LTC Timothy Wright of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment has relinquished command to LTC Donny Hebel of the 287th Armored Cavalry Regiment. "I am fully confident that my team is ready for the challenge." – the new commander stressed while taking over. He also emphasized that safeguarding the Alliance's north-eastern territory within the framework of the enhanced Forward Presence is one of the most important deployments of the U.S. Army in Europe.
The transfer of authority has concluded the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's eighteen-month service in Poland, with one of its squadrons providing the Battle Group's leadership, staff and the majority of ground combat forces.
We have achieved credible deterrence and we are fully prepared to defend NATO's interests and those of the Baltic States and Poland in the face of any aggression." – said LTC Timothy Wright, the outgoing commander.