It's going to be a big week on Fort Campbell, with two change of command ceremonies and a major figure in the Army to visit.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander Colonel Paul Cordts will relinquish command to Colonel George “Ned” Appenzeller Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. Colonel Cordts has commanded the hospital since 2011 and has been in charge of reorganizing primary care during his two years.
Colonel Appenzeller recently attended the U.S. Army War College Fellowship in Washington, D.C. and previously served as U.S. Army Medical Department Activity commander at a post in Alaska.
Meanwhile, the Third Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” will host a change of command ceremony Thursday morning at 10. Colonel R.J. Lillibridge will turn over the reigns to Colonel J.B. Vowell after serving five combat tours with the unit.
Finally, post officials say a “distinguished military visitor” from Headquarters U.S. Army will visit Fort Campbell Thursday to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign and to meet with soldiers, families and members of the civilian workforce.
The identity of the individual has not been released for security reasons.