New Va. Army Guard battalion command selections announced

NewVaGuardLogo_2mar15SANDSTON, Va. — Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, and Brig. Gen. Walter L. Mercer, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, announced March 4, 2015, the following officers have been selected for battalion command in the Virginia Army National Guard:

– Lt. Col. Matthew Lutz will take command of the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

– Maj. James S. Williams will take command of the Gate City-based 1030th Transportation Battalion.

– Lt. Col. Christopher Samulski will take command of the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment.

– Lt. Col. Thomas Hernandez will take command of the Sandston-based 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment.

– Maj. Paul Gravely will take command of the Fort Pickett-based 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute.

– Lt. Col. Travis Mabrey will take command of the Fort Pickett-based 2nd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute.

– Lt. Col. Craig Worsham will take command of the Fort Pickett-based 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute.

Effective dates for change of command will be announced when they are finalized.