SAVANNAH, GA - JANUARY 19: A U.S. soldier from the Third Infantry Division walks past a huge U.S. flag in the deployment center at Hunter Army Airfield January 19, 2003 in Savannah, Georgia. Approximately 340 U.S. troops are to be deployed to Kuwait from this airfield today. These troops will join a contingent of over 10,000 soldiers from the state of Georgia that are already in Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Spring. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A battalion of Army Rangers based in Savannah is getting a new commander who's no stranger to the elite unit.
Lt. Col. Robert Harman was scheduled to take command of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment during a ceremony Wednesday. The unit is based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.
Harman comes to Georgia from Pennsylvania, where he was most recently assigned to the U.S. Army War College. Still, he's got roots with the Rangers. Harman previously served as the Savannah unit's battalion liaison officer and as its executive officer.
He replaces Col. Michael Foster, who has commanded the Ranger battalion since March 2010. Foster is heading to the Army War College before assuming his new command of the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Italy.