By Curt Keester 12 April 2019
CARLISLE, Pa. (April 12, 2019) – Capt. David Saxton assumed command of Carlisle Barracks’ Headquarters Detachment after the symbolic passing of the detachment’s guidon during a change of command ceremony held at the Letort View Community Center, April 12.
Saxton received the guidon from the outgoing HHD Commander, Capt. Jordan Sorrenti. The ceremony symbolized the passing of the detachment’s legacy and the transfer of authority and responsibility from Sorrenti to Saxton.
“You would be hard pressed to find a leader with as much compassion and pride in his team as Captain Jordan Sorrenti,” said Lt. Col. Sally Hannan, Carlisle BarracksGarrison Commander. “He truly understands the importance of the people that make up our force and the team of service providers across all of Installation Management Command that service our communities.”
Capt. David Saxton
Saxton comes to Carlisle from the 702nd Ordnance Company, 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade at Tower Barracks in Germany. There he served as an explosive ordnance disposal platoon leader, EOD company operations officer and as logistics liaison officer to 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and NATO Multinational Division Northeast.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and received his commission from Niagara University's Reserve Officer Training Corps in 2013.
Capt. Jordan Sorrenti
Sorrenti plans to pursue a career in the private sector following his service at Carlisle. “My time at Carlisle Barracks has been extremely rewarding, and I am grateful for having been the Commander of the Headquarters Detachment,” he said. “Work with a Garrison is a unique experience. The Army doesn’t train or teach you how to be an Installation Management Command Officer, but it does train and expect you to be a leader. That is how I tried to apply myself every day at Carlisle Barracks.”
Before coming to Carlisle, he was assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Rose Barracks in Germany. There he served as a scout platoon leader, troop executive officer, and assistant operations officer. He deployed from 2013-2014 to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He also participated in Operation Atlantic Resolve and Operation Brave Warrior as well as numerous joint multi-national decisive action training environments throughout the European continent.
Sorrenti received his commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2012 and a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Sorrenti received the Meritorious Service Medal for his service as Headquarters Detachment Commander and his contribution to the mission success of Carlisle Barracks Garrison in support of the Army War College and Carlisle Barracks community.