19 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-054

Change of command for Romanian Army in Zabul

QALAT, Afghanistan – Members of the Romanian Army conducted a change of command ceremony today at Forward Operating Base Lagman in Zabul province.

Task Force (TF) Calugareni, under command of Romanian Lt. Col. Daniel Petrescu, 2nd Infantry Battalion commander, handed over command to Maj. Ovidiu Uifaleanu, commander 812th Infantry Battalion.

During the past six months, TF Calugareni conducted joint operations as part of TF Zabul with the U.S. 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, C Company and Afghan National Security Forces.

TF Carpathian Hawks, 812th Inf. Battalion join TF Zabul to continue security and stability operations in the region.

Also present at the change of command ceremony were Romanian Brig. Gen. Nicolae Roman, deputy commander of the 2nd Joint Operational Corps, and British Col. Tim Bevis, deputy commander, Regional Command-South.

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