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DARMSTADT, Germany — Lt. Col. David W. Astin will assume command of the U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt from Lt. Col. Mark D. Landers on Tuesday.

Astin, who received his commission in 1988, comes to the garrison from South Korea where he was the intelligence officer for the 19th Sustainment Command. He originally enlisted in the Army in 1985 and entered officer candidate school after reaching the rank of sergeant.

Landers will move on to Baghdad, where he will serve as the operations officer for intelligence at V Corps.

U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt, headquartered at Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne, supports the greater Darmstadt area as well as U.S. Army facilities in Babenhausen, Griesheim, Aschaffenburg, Langen and Frankfurt.

Meanwhile, Maj. Mark C. Probus assumed command of the Darmstadt Health Clinic from Lt. Col. Stephen C. Wooldridge Thursday.

Probus came to Darmstadt from Fort Gordon, Ga., where he graduated from the command and general staff officer course.

Wooldridge will move on to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs at the Pentagon.

Lt. Col. John W. Loffert assumed command of the 105th Military Intelligence Battalion in Darmstadt/Griesheim from Lt. Col. Alex S. Cochran Friday.

Loffert came to the battalion from the 66th Military Intelligence Group, where he served as deputy commander.

Cochran will move on to an assignment with the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md.

Col. Todd A. Megill will assume command of the 66th Military Intelligence Group from Col. Peter Zwack Tuesday.

Megill comes to the group from the Pentagon, where he served as the chief of the intelligence division for the force development directorate under the Army deputy chief of staff for Army programs.

Zwack will move on to serve as the intelligence officer at Headquarters US Army Europe in Heidelberg.

Lt. Col. Loudon Yantis will assume command of the Northern Europe Veterinary Detachment from Lt. Col. Jimmy Villiard Wednesday in Griesheim.

Yantis comes to the detachment from Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he served as the commander of the Veterinary Laboratory Europe.

Villiard will move on to South Plains District Veterinary Command at Fort Hood, Texas.

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