NEWS | Oct. 21, 2011

The Witch Doctors get a new commander

By Capt. Candice Allen

Maj. Seth Swartz, outgoing commander of the Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, passed the guidon to Capt. Mike Crivello, the incoming company commander, during a change of command ceremony here Oct. 21, 2011.

Lt. Col. Michael Breslin, commander of the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment presided on the ceremony.

The Charlie Company Witch Doctors provide aero medical evacuation support, search and rescue, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid support within the U.S. Army South's theater of operations. The company operates four UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters and provides the only day, night and night-vision goggle capable air-ambulance support in Central America.