Story & Photography by Tony Centonze
A farewell dinner was held recently at Cole Park Commons for Colonel Joseph Kuchan, who is leaving his post after a 2-year stint as Fort Campbell's Garrison Commander.
The Garrison Commander oversees a team of approximately 2,000, mostly civilian employees, who work hard each day to make sure that the “city” of Fort Campbell functions as it should.
Colonel Kuchan made quite an impact during his time in that position. Deputy Garrison Commander, Jon Hunter took a moment to share his thoughts.
“This farewell dinner was a wonderful opportunity for us to bring together the community partners that Col. Kuchan has worked closely with over the last two years,” Hunter said. “It was a great event at which we recognized these important partnerships that exist between the garrison and the community that surrounds us.”
About 70 people were in attendance. The guest list was a who's who of local city and county leaders from Kentucky and Tennessee.
“During his leadership, Colonel Kuchan did a great job of building on the strong bonds we have established with our surrounding communities,” Hunter said. “We are certainly going to miss him and Sarah.”