UNION ARMY CHANGE OF COMMAND

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UNION ARMY CHANGE OF COMMAND

Postby Joe Meyer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:16 am

OFFICERS OF THE ACWGC UNION ARMY,
ATTENTION TO ORDERS!


Pursuant to Club Rule 3.3.3, Term of Service, I hereby this date, January 15th, 2015, transfer command of the ACWGC Union Army to General Derald Riggs, he being duly nominated and elected in accordance with the voting conventions of the club.

It has been my privilege to have served these past four years as the General-in-Chief of the ACWGC Union Army, commanding what can only be described as a very special group united by a common bond of personal interest to ACW computerized gaming and simulation. I have been continually amazed by the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated by the UA members and by their wide diversity as individuals. Such a group is deserving of every administrative effort that can be put forth by their commanders, and nowhere during my tenure did I not receive in turn your support and assistance. What has been achieved was only due to your own good response and concern, and I salute you for it!

General Riggs has asked me to become his Chief of Staff, a position that I have accepted and will strive to fill in the most supportive manner to him as possible. He is a very capable and solid officer, one whose credentials pre-date my own, who will command with the perspective of a seasoned veteran and who is more than worthy of the same considerations and kindness that you have shown to me. I can only expect that the enjoyment and satisfaction that we all derive from this organization will continue to thrive under his leadership.

<SALUTE>
General Jos. C. Meyer,
Union Army Chief of Staff
Commander, Army of the Shenandoah
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Re: UNION ARMY CHANGE OF COMMAND

Postby Derald Riggs » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:30 pm

Officers of the Union Army:

General Meyer, I accept command.

The first official order of business for the new command is for a pass in review to honor our out going commander. Please have your units post their compliments to the out going commander at their pleasure in the posting set up for this occasion.

As I look around at my new command, I cannot but marvel at the excellent condition the Union Army is in and that is a direct reflection on General Meyer's leadership and his teamwork approach to the organization of the Army and those under his command. I hope to follow his excellent example and be able to fill but one third of his very big boots! But that old soldier is not yet to fade away for there is still much he will contribute to the Union Army in the future as Chief of Staff.

The change of command is complete and more communication will be forthcoming in the days and weeks ahead.

May God bless the United States of America.

General Derald Riggs
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