Change of command at Camp Roberts
79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Camp Roberts is under new command
Maj. Gen. Lawrence Haskins installed Col. Jeffery Smiley as the new brigade commander for the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in a ceremony held July 26th, 2013 at Camp Roberts, Calif. Colonel Smiley took over leadership of Camp Roberts from Colonel Mark Malanka.
The outgoing commander, Col. Mark Malanka, served for over three years as the commander and leaves on a high note as the 79th IBCT is ranked number one in the entire Army National Guard against all other light infantry brigades.