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Change of command takes place for military police unit

Col. Thomas Byrd takes over for Col. Jan Apo in change of command ceremony. Col. Thomas Byrd takes over for Col. Jan Apo in change of command ceremony.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

There's a new commander for the 3rd ID Military Police Unit.

Col. Thomas Byrd took over for Col. Jan Apo during a ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield on Thursday morning.

Byrd has been a military police officer since 1989 and is excited for his new mission in Savannah. He also thanked his predecessor for a job well done.

"I just thank her for all she has done - she has positioned this unit for success and I will reap the benefits over the next couple of years of her great leadership and outstanding work," Byrd said.

The unit has about 50 soldiers at Hunter and an estimated 3,000 soldiers at other posts in the southeast.

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