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News | Oct. 6, 2021

Joint Reserve Force’s Army element welcomes new commander

By Joint Reserve Force Public Affairs 

Army Capt. Gerald M. Carey Jr. took the helm of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment for the Defense Logistics Agency’s Joint Reserve Force from Army Capt. Larraine G. Dunwoody in a virtual ceremony broadcast from Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept 18. 

HHD maintains readiness across the JRF’s Army Reserve Element, which has soldiers in 14 locations. ARE Commander Army Col. Scott W. Richards said serving as HHD commander is more challenging than serving as a company commander, especially during a pandemic and in a virtual environment.

“[Dunwoody] logged many hours conducting training requirements, personnel administrative issues and maintaining accountability of members of the JRF,” Richards said, adding that the position requires tact and persistence. “And I can tell Capt. Carey has those same qualities.”

Dunwoody added, “Being there for you was my number one priority.” 

Carey said he looks forward to making a great organization even better. 

The colors of the guidon used in the ceremony symbolize the authority of command, and the passing of the colors from Dunwoody to Carey represents the transfer of authority from the outgoing commander to the new commander.