Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow welcomes new commander

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow incoming commanding officer, takes the guideon from Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow outgoing commanding officer, during the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. While holding the guideon, Patterson received verbal orders to lead the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow incoming commanding officer, takes the guideon from Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow outgoing commanding officer, during the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. While holding the guideon, Patterson received verbal orders to lead the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow outgoing commanding officer, prepares to pass the guideon to Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow incoming commanding officer, during the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. While holding the guideon, Armstrong received verbal orders to his next duty station before handling it to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow outgoing commanding officer, prepares to pass the guideon to Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow incoming commanding officer, during the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. While holding the guideon, Armstrong received verbal orders to his next duty station before handling it to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow commanding officer, salutes his detachment for the last time during the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. The change of command ceremony is a time honored tradition that formally restates the continuity of authority to the officers and personnel of the command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow commanding officer, salutes his detachment for the last time during the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. The change of command ceremony is a time honored tradition that formally restates the continuity of authority to the officers and personnel of the command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow incoming commanding officer, speaks at the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. During his speech, Patterson thanked his family for their support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow incoming commanding officer, speaks at the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. During his speech, Patterson thanked his family for their support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Bret Ritterby, Marine Aviation Training and Support Group 22 commanding officer, pins a Meritorious Service Medal onto Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow outgoing commanding officer, during the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. The change of command is a transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability from one Marine to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Bret Ritterby, Marine Aviation Training and Support Group 22 commanding officer, pins a Meritorious Service Medal onto Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow outgoing commanding officer, during the Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow Change of Command at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2018. The change of command is a transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability from one Marine to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow held their change of command ceremony at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy July 10.

The detachment welcomed their incoming commanding officer, Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, and thanked Maj. Andrew Armstrong, Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow outgoing commanding officer, for his dedication and hard work.