Gengler assumes command of US Army NATO Brigade in Sembach


Lt. Col. Stefan S. King, commander of troops, United States Army North Atlantic Treaty Organization Brigade and his staff salute during the playing of the German and American national anthem, during the USANATO Brigade assumption of command ceremony, Nov. 5 at Sembach.

U.S. Army NATO introduced the new leader of its brigade in Sembach, Nov. 5, during an assumption of command ceremony.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, deputy commanding general, United States Army Europe, passes the colors to Col. Miles T. Gengler, incoming commander, United States Army North Atlantic Treaty Organization Brigade, during the USANATO Brigade assumption of command ceremony, Nov. 5 at Sembach. Photos by Elisabeth Paque

Col. Miles T. Gengler assumed command of the brigade during a ceremony at the Sembach Kaserne gymnasium after a six-month vacancy in the commander position. Gengler assumed command after Lt. Col. Stefan King, the brigade’s deputy commander, who had been serving as the acting commander during that gap.

Gengler, an armor officer, comes to the brigade after serving as the Adjutant General branch chief at Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky.


“[Coming here was] my top choice,” Gengler said as he addressed the brigade formation. “It’s an honor to lead these Soldiers and I know I did my job right if, in two years from now, they can say that the feeling was mutual.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, deputy commanding general, United States Army Europe and Col. Miles T. Gengler, incoming commander, United States Army North Atlantic Treaty Organization Brigade, salutes during the playing of the German and American national anthem, at the USANATO Brigade assumption of command ceremony, Nov. 5 at Sembach.

The brigade has two battalions and approximately 1,500 personnel in 38 locations spread out across 41 nations. The brigade conducts individual Soldier and family training, logistics, human resources and service-specific support at U.S. Army NATO locations in order to provide ready and resilient Soldiers to NATO, maintain our joint and multinational partnerships and enhance the alliance.

“We in the NATO brigade will give until it hurts to help you complete your mission,” Gengler said.

Troop formations from the United States Army North Atlantic Treaty Organization Brigade stand at parade dress during the USANATO Brigade assumption of command ceremony, Nov. 5 at Sembach.