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USAG staff, families say goodbye to Ank, Maldonado

Command Sgt. Maj. Nelson Maldonado, (right)Garrison CSM, thanks Carlisle Barracks staff and families for their support as he and Lt. Col. Greg Ank, (left), Garrison Commander, led the installtion for the last two years. Ank and Maldonando will turn over command to Lt. Col. Sally Hannan and Command Sgt. Maj. Jamie Lethiecq on June 14, at 10 a.m. on the Carlisle Barracks Golf Couse. The entire community is invited to attend.

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Garrison staff and families hosted a farewell luncheon for Lt. Col. Greg Ank, Garrison Commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Nelson Maldonado, installation CSM, who will relinquish command of Carlisle Barracks next Wednesday, June 14, during a change of command ceremony at the Golf Course at 10 a.m. Ank and Maldonado were presented their PCS awards by Maj. Gen. Bill Rapp, Army War College Commandant, who thanked the team for superior service at the “best hometown in the Army.” Rapp acknowledged the challenges that face the garrison command team here and praised the duo for their hard work and dedication during their two years of command.

Julie Maldonado, wife of CSM Maldonado, was also presented an award for her service to the nation, Soldiers and families. Holly Ank, wife of LTC Ank, was unable to attend the ceremony.  

Garrison staff also presented Ank and Maldonado with farewell gifts including an MWR-emblazed Steelers “Terrible Towel,” flags flown over the Nations and Pennsylvania capitol and framed photos of Upton Hall, the headquarters building for Garrison.

Ank and Maldonado thanked the staff and families in attendance for their support and expertise as they marked the end of their Army careers next week.

The entire community is invited to attend the change of command ceremony on June 14, 10 am. at the golf course where Lt. Col. Sally Hannan and Command Sgt. Maj. Jamie Lethiecq will assume command of the garrison.