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New Commander for 6th Engineer Battalion

Posted 6/5/2012   Updated 6/5/2012 Email story   Print story


Release Number: 030612

6/5/2012 - JOINT BASE ELMENODRF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- June 5 - The 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) will welcome Lt. Col. William Conde as its new commander during a change of command ceremony here on Pershing Field Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Conde replaces Lt. Col. Marc Hoffmeister who has commanded the 600-Soldier "Clear the Line" battalion since June 2010. Hoffmeister will assume Conde's duties as the deputy commander for the 2nd Engineer Brigade, the 6th Engineer Battalion's next higher headquarters.

A multi-functional unit with both combat and construction capabilities, the engineer battalion is comprised of the Forward Support Company, 23rd Engineer Company (Sapper)(Airborne), 84th Engineer Support Company (Airborne), 56th Vertical Construction Company, 240th Engineer Survey Team and a headquarters company.

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