2018-07-13 / Front Page

SIGNAL REGIMENT

Brig. Gen. Eubank assumes Signal School commandant, chief of signal, responsibilities
Wilson A. Rivera
Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office


Outgoing commandant, Brig. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson hands off the U.S. Army Signal School colors to Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence commanding general, during a ceremony held Monday at Alexander Hall. The 39th Chief of Signal Brig. Gen. Christopher Eubank, standing to the left, assumed responsibility as the commandant of the U.S. Army Signal School for the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence. Wilson A. Rivera / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office Outgoing commandant, Brig. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson hands off the U.S. Army Signal School colors to Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence commanding general, during a ceremony held Monday at Alexander Hall. The 39th Chief of Signal Brig. Gen. Christopher Eubank, standing to the left, assumed responsibility as the commandant of the U.S. Army Signal School for the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence. Wilson A. Rivera / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office The 39th Chief of Signal Brig. Gen. Christopher Eubank assumed responsibility as the commandant of the U.S. Army Signal School for the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence during a ceremony held Monday at Alexander Hall.

Since congress first authorized the addition of the signal officer in 1860, the Signal Corps has been at the cutting edge of communications, networks, and information systems. Over the course of its existence the Signal Corps has continuously evolved and advanced technologies to enable our Army to fight and win our nation’s wars.

“We have always had a global impact and dominate battlefields because we command, control, and synchronize larger formations which enable America to win, said Brig. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson II, the 38th chief of signal and outgoing commandant of the Signal School. “Today the Signal Corps continues to be the vanguard of emerging technologies addressing 21st century IT and network challenges in support of Army operations.

More than 25,000 students have come through Fort Gordon for training during his time as commandant, which includes Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Guard and Reserve.

“As we approach the 100th anniversary signifying the end of World War I, much of was true about the Signal Corps then is true today,” he said.

“In 1919, Gen. John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force, wrote of the chief signal officer to the secretary of war, ‘Each Army Corps Division had its own quota of signal, which in spite of serious losses in battle, they accomplished their work and it is not too much to say that without their faithful and brilliant efforts, the communications they installed, operated, and maintained the success of our army would not have been achieved.’”

Edmonson’s next assignment is at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with U.S. Army Forces Command as the G-6, chief information officer.

Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence commanding general, presided over the transfer of responsibility ceremony as the organizational colors were passed from Edmonson to Eubank.

Eubank began his military career as an armor officer in 1991, and then in 1993 he transferred to the Signal Corps. Morrison added, since his branch transfer, Eubank has been training for this moment.

“I stand here humbled and honored by the responsibility that comes with this position, and I will work my hardest every day to ensure that we continue to train the best signal Soldiers in the world here at Fort Gordon,” said Eubank. “Thank you for having the trust and confidence in me to be the 39th chief of signal and commandant of the Signal School.”

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