A U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley change of responsibility ceremony takes place Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. at Riley’s Conference Center. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Bristow II will take over as the garrison’s senior noncommissioned officer in charge for outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. James Collins.
Bristow enlisted in the Army in 1995 and comes to Fort Riley from the 1st of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He has deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Resolute Support and Freedom’s Sentinel. His awards and decorations include six Bronze Star medals, two with “Valor” device, and a Purple Heart.
Collins has served as the Fort Riley garrison command sergeant major since February 2016. He is retiring from the Army after 27 years of service.