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Lt. Col. Jonathan Allen passes the Army Acquisition Corps flag to Col. Stephen Thomas, signifying the relinquishing of his Product Management responsibilities during the PdM SCIE change of charter on Belvoir, Friday. 

PEO Soldier’s Product Manager Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment, or PdM SCIE, conducted a change-of-charter ceremony, as Lt. Col. Naim Lee assumed responsibility as PdM from Lt. Col. Jonathan Allen, at Belvoir, Friday. Col. Stephen Thomas, Project Manager Soldier Survivability, presided over the special event that stood out for more than one reason. The change of charter was one of the first outdoor ceremonies conducted on post since the base implemented restrictions on personnel and gatherings after the onset of Covid-19. Additionally, the official party wore the new Army Green Service Uniform, one of the first instances of Army leaders donning the uniform during a public event. PdM SCIE develops, evaluates and fields individual combat equipment and occupational specialty clothing to improve Soldier survivability, protection and mobility.