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.

About Mr. Cotton Puryear

Mr. Cotton Puryear is the state public affairs officer for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs. He retired from uniformed service in June 2010 after almost 24 years of active duty U. S. Army and Army National Guard service.