American military personnel from the 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, a California Army National Guard unit, completed their 9-month rotation mission and are scheduled to return home.
The completion of 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion’s mission and transfer of authority was accompanied by a ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah on March 16, 2019. More than 200 people attended the ceremony, which featured traditional music and honors to express honor and closure.
Colonel Robert Kuth, the commander of Area Support Group- Qatar (ASG-Q), stated that the battalion provided force protection for infrastructure and personnel while conducting force operations over key and critical installations in Qatar and Bahrain. Furthermore, Col. Kuth complimented the 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion’s accomplishments stating the following:
“The 578th has done exceptionally well”
Located at Camp As Sayliyah, ASG’s role is to support U.S Army Central and U.S Central Command by protecting the force, fulfilling the Army’s responsibilities to tenant and adjacent units, building partnerships capacity and providing quality of life for the Army’s personnel there and at other locations in Qatar and Bahrain.
The 1st Batallion, 114th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard assumed responsibility for the SECFOR (Security Force) mission.
(Image Source: US Army Central)