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SCHINNEN, Netherlands — Lt. Col. Eric D. Tilley assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen from Lt. Col. Richard S. Richardson during a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday.

Tilley, a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, previously was the chief of personnel for the NATO Communications Information Systems Agency in Mons, Belgium.

Richardson, a native of San Diego, is ending his tour with the USAG Schinnen and is headed to Installation Management Agency Headquarters in Washington.

U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen provides support to various joint servicemembers, NATO forces and U.S. Foreign Service personnel stationed throughout the Netherlands and northern Germany. Schinnen is part of USAG Benelux in Chièvres, Belgium.

Schinnen garrison gets unit awardSCHINNEN, Netherlands — U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, formerly the 254th Base Support Battalion, was presented with the Army Superior Unit Award during the garrison’s change-of-command ceremony Wednesday.

Schinnen will be the fourth Army garrison — and the first in Europe — to receive the award, which is given for outstanding unit performance during peacetime in difficult and challenging circumstances.

The former 254th BSB is receiving the award for actions from June 1, 2004, through June 1, 2005, when the unit set the Installation Management Agency-Europe standard for strategic planning, environmental stewardship and resource management, according to an Army news release.

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