December 3, 2022

JTF-GTMO Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion Change of Command

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – A U.S. Navy color guard parades the colors during a change of command ceremony for the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Aug. 4, 2010. During the ceremony, Navy Cmdr. Richard Hess turned over command of the NEGB to Navy Cmdr. William Johnson. The NEGB provides security inside Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s detention facilities. JTF Guantanamo provides safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released by a court. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and, on order, responds to Caribbean mass migration operations. (JTF Guantanamo photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss) UNCLASSIFIED – Cleared for public release. For additional information contact JTF Guantanamo PAO 011-5399-3589; DSN 660-3589 www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil

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