FORT LEWIS release - The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division will conduct a Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremony Aug. 8.
Col. Jon S. Lehr will relinquish command of the brigade to Col. John G. Norris in a ceremony to be held at Gray Army Airfield, beginning at 10 a.m.
Lehr took command of the brigade in February, 2005, and remained in command throughout its most recent 15-month deployment to Iraq. The brigade returned to Fort Lewis in June, 2008.
Norris most recently commanded 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, during that unit’s Iraq deployment.
In the same ceremony, Command Sgt. Major John W. Troxell will turn over the responsibilities of brigade sergeant major to incoming Command Sgt. Major Jeffrey R. Huggins.