Change of Command slated 10 July for 303D Military Intelligence Battalion

On 10 July, 1997 at 9 a.m., Lt. Col. Steven W. Rotkoff is relinguishing command of the 303D Military Intelligence Battalion to Lt. Col. Brad T. Andrew at a ceremony to take place at the 303D MI BN Headquarters, Bldg. 91001.

During LTC Rotkoff's command of the 303D Military Intelligence Battalion, the unit participated in Corps and Division exercises and deployed to Bosnia in 1995 and again in 1996.

The 303D MI BN is the Operations Battalion for III Corps. The battalion provides intelligence support to the Corps Commander and Corps Intelligence Officer, G2, in both peace and war.

The unit deployed to Bosnia in December 1995 to April 1996, in support of Operation Joint Endeavor and the Peace Implementation Force (IFOR). Rotkoff served as the ground component commander of a 200 soldier JSTARS Ground Station Module Task Force. The unit deployed to Bosnia again from October 1996 to January 1997, to provide JSTARS support to the IFOR's withdrawal from areas in Bosnia.

Recently, the 303D MI BN supported 1st Cavalry Division's Warfighter Exercise in March and 4th Infantry Division's Simex in June. Lt. Col. Rotkoff will remain at Fort Hood as the 1st Cavalry Division Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G2.

Lt. Col. Andrew, the incoming commander, was previously assigned as the Deputy Director for Operations, J3, at Bad Aibling Station, Germany. His is accompanied by his wife, the former Glenda Scmick of Preston, Maryland.

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