Fort Belvoir welcomed a new Commander and Command Sergeant Major, Thursday afternoon. Col. Angelia “Angie” Holbrook was appointed the new garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, replacing Col. Michelle Mitchell. The Army also used the opportunity to allow outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Scott E. Guillory to relinquish responsibility to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Billie Jo Boersma in what is being called a change of responsibility ceremony.
Col. Mitchell will soon be retiring after 28 years serving her country. She showed no fear of relinquishing control to Holbrook. Holbrook boasts an impressive military resume with over 24 years of experience and completed two combat deployments to Iraq.
Both Holdbrook and Boersma have stated they are dedicated to making Belvoir “even better” than it was under Mitchell. Despite their excitement and confidence they remain humble and hope to exceed expectations. Holdbrook told media during the ceremony:
“We’re humbled to captain this ship and since I very much subscribe to the philosophy, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ I’d like to introduce for the first time our new command mantra: Every day better, This team is already world-class. I know in the hearts of every teammate is only the desire to take it to the next level.”