YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan welcomed a new commander during a ceremony Friday at Collier Field House.

Col. David Hall now is in charge of the U.S. Army’s largest garrison in South Korea, with more than 25,000 people from 132 tenet organizations on 18 installations.

Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, regional director for Installation Management Command-Korea, hosted the ceremony.

Hall, who most recently served as executive officer for the Director of the Installation Management Agency in Arlington, Va., expressed enthusiasm at the opportunity to command in South Korea.

“I feel doubly blessed to not only have the opportunity to command, but the privilege to do so in such a beautiful country,” he said.

Outgoing commander Col. Ron Stephens is headed to Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Stephens thanked God, his family, friends, staff and troops for their aid in making his a successful tour.

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