Brig. Gen. Brian F. Wertzler, deputy adjutant general for the Kentucky Army National Guard, speaks to members of the KYARNG Recruiting and Retention Battalion during a change of command ceremony held at Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, Kentucky, May 22, 2023. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Jacob McKinney relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jason Mendez, and Command Sgt. Maj. Johnnie Parton turned over responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Reed. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Cody Stagner)