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The Commander of Troops, Col. Michael Lopez, moves the Colors forward for the playing of the National Anthem. Col. Lopez is the Chief of Staff and Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Brig. Gen. Wilson, 40th Chief of Ordnance (left), Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command (center), Brig. Gen. Hoyle, incoming 41st Chief of Ordnance (right). Brig. Gen. David Wilson (left), Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley (center) and Brig. Gen. Heidi J. Hoyle (right) render their salute to the Commander of Troops to begin the ceremony. Brig. Gen. Wilson relinquishes his responsibilities as Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School by passing the Ordnance School Colors to Major General Hurley. Brig. Gen. Heidi J. Hoyle receives the Ordnance School Colors, assuming Command as the 41st Chief of Ordnance, and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Brig. Gen. Hoyle receives a charter which outlines her responsibilities as the Chief of Ordnance. Brig. Gen. Wilson, 40th Chief of Ordnance, offers his farewell remarks at the Change of Command on May 8, 2018. Brig. Gen. Hoyle closes out the ceremony with remarks to the audience and the Soldiers on the field. Brig. Gen. Hoyle observes as 59th Ordnance Brigade and its Battalions conduct the Pass in Review with the Color Guard lead by Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Burton, the 13th Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.

The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps and School is a Sustainment branch of the U.S. Army, headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia. The broad mission of the Ordnance Corps is to supply Army combat units with weapons and ammunition, including at times their procurement and maintenance. The Ordnance School trains soldiers, civilians and members of other services and nations in Ordnance skills and functions. The Ordnance Corps and School supports the development, production, acquisition, and sustainment of weapon systems, ammunition, missiles, electronics, and ground mobility material during peace and war to provide combat power to the U.S. Army.

Mission

Train, educate, and develop adaptive Ordnance professionals and synchronize DOTMLPF solutions across the institutional, operational, and self-development domains in order to build and preserve Army readiness.

Vision

The premier proponent that develops Ordnance professionals, doctrine, and capabilities for the Total Force.

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