Col. Chadwick T. Bauld will relinquish command of the Pine Bluff Arsenal to Col. Kelso C. Horne III, at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 7, during a ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center.

Col. Chadwick T. Bauld will relinquish command of the Pine Bluff Arsenal to Col. Kelso C. Horne III, at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 7, during a ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center.


Horne will become the Arsenal’s 37th commander. Brig. Gen. Richard Dix, Commanding General for the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, will officiate the ceremony. A reception will be held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center after the event.


Bauld, a native of South Dakota, has been in command of the Arsenal since July 2, 2014. His next assignment will be Chief, WMD Planner, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.


Horne comes to the Arsenal from the Eighth Army in the Republic of Korea, where he was the Director of Operational Protection from July 2015 to June 2016. His previous command positions include: Commander, 112th Chemical Reconnaissance Detachment (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., from October 1997 to December 1998; Commander, HHD, 26th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga., and Iraq from August 2001 to June 2003; and, Security Transition Team 1, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan from May 2011 to May 2012.


Horne graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Arts degree. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Chemical Corps in August 1993. He has a Master of Business Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and Masters in Strategic Studies from the Air War College. Horne is a graduate of the Chemical Officer Basic Course, the Chemical Captains Career Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff Officers Course, and the Air War College. He has also completed Airborne and Technical Escort Schools.