Changes in Command
Six units get new commanders
In a flurry of change-of-command ceremonies begining in March and running through June, The 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team; the 1st Battalion of the 150th Assault Helicopter Battalion; the 1st Battalion of the 114th Infantry; the 2nd Battalion of the 113th Infantry; the 3rd Battalion of the 112th Field Artillery; the 42nd Regional Support Group all got new leadership.
Col. Kenneth Schecter, left, incoming commander of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, returns the units colors to Command Sgt. Maj. David Kenna during the 50th's Change of Command ceremony on March 7. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. John T. Crankshaw, 444MPAD.
50TH INFANTRY BRIGADE COMBAT
TEAM Incoming: Col. Kenneth Schecter, Outgoing: Col. Steven Ferrari
1-150TH AIR ASSAULT BATTALION
Incoming: Lt. Col. John Metzler, Outgoing: Col. John Scannell
114TH INFANTRY BATTALION
Incoming: Lt. Col. Gregory Saunders, Outgoing: Lt. Col. Joseph Boucher
113TH INFANTRY BATTALION
Incoming: Lt. Col. Paul Nema, Outgoing: Lt. Col. Mark Pieterski
3-112TH FIRES BATTALION
Incoming: Lt. Col. Robert Bryan, Outgoing: Lt. Col. Brian Scully
42ND REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP
Incoming: Col. Joseph Cowan, Outgoing: Col. Roch Switlik
The 177th Fighter Wing Recruiting Office has had, to put it mildly,
an incredibly successful year. Col. Robert C. Bolton, second from
left, and Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Raynaldo Morales,
second from right, pose with 177th Recruiting Team, displaying
a selection of their awards; left to right, Staff Sgt. Christina Noriega,
Master Sgts. David Diaz and Christina Vidro and Tech. Sgt.
Susanne Faucett during the Wing's promotions and awards ceremony
on April 18. Not pictured is Tech. Sgt. Cris Delestre. Vidro
was presented with the Region V Large State Top Accession, the
Bronze Club Award in recognition of 201 enlistments for the year
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of 2009 and the Bronze Club Level Award for 100 accessions; Diaz
was the Recruiting Supervisor of the Year while Faucett won the
Production Recruiter of the Year, the Century Club Award for more
than 100 Accessions and 1st Quarter Award Winner Recruiter with
the Most Accessions. Finally, the Recruiting Office received the
Region V Fiscal Year 10 1st Quarter Award Winner Wing with the
Highest Average Accessions; the FY 10 1st Quarter Award Winner
Wing with the most Critical Accessions and the Region V FY 09
3rd Quarter Award Winner Wing with the most Critical Accessions.
U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Shawn Mildren, 177FW/PA.
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