ORLANDO, Fla. —  On Monday, the Orlando Fire Department recognized the agency's newest fire chief with a time-honored Change of Command ceremony.

Mayor Buddy Dyer appointed Benjamin Barksdale Jr., back in September.

The Change of Command is a traditional ceremony that marks the public transition from one chief to the next.

Barksdale was sworn in as the 20th Orlando fire chief.

He began his firefighting career in 1987 with the Arlington County Fire Department in Virginia.

Barksdale was also one of the initial responders at the Pentagon on 9/11.    

He began his tenure as the new fire chief on Nov. 15.