FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The 5th Ordnance Training Battalion, 140th Regiment Missouri Regional Training Institute welcomed a new commander in a change-of command ceremony recently at the post U.S. Army Engineer Museum, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Col. David Shaul, regimental commander, presided over the ceremony in which he thanked Lt. Col. William Kleffner for his excellent service as the departing commander and welcomed Maj. Craig Schnaufer as the incoming commander.

Shaul credited Kleffner with doing an outstanding job of not only delivering the training and skills necessary for Soldiers, but also confidence, which is the lifeblood of the organization.

Kleffner commanded the 5th Ordnance Battalion, region F, consisting of regional training site maintenance companies in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Michigan.  The Battalion graduated over 3,500 Soldiers in tactical, technical and leadership classes.

As part of the Army school system, Schnaufer looks forward to commanding the battalion.  He is proud to be working with such a professional group of Soldiers and leaders.16834583609_6a7035180e_m Col. David Shaul, 140th Regiment commander, presided over a change of command ceremony for the 5th Ordnance Training Battalion, 140th Regiment Missouri Regional Training Institute.  Shaul hands off the unit colors during the ceremony which was held at the post U.S. Army Engineer Museum, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (U.S. Army photo)

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