NEWS CenterNew leadership at Fort Belvoir: COL Greg Gadson - The Army's first double amputee post commander
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Fort Belvoir is under new leadership as of today. On Monday morning, Belvoir's new commander, Colonel Gregory Gadson received the Fort Belvoir command flag from outgoing commander Colonel John Strycula.
Gadson, the Director of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program, is a 27-year Army veteran with three Bronze Star medals, a Purple Heart and Iraq and Afghanistan combat medals. He's a graduate of West Point Strycula, who was base commander since July 2010, oversaw the final stages of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) implementation and a massive increase to the population of Belvoir. He is taking an assignment in Afghanistan.
Installation Management Command’s Commanding General, Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter presided at the ceremony.
Colonel Gregory Gadson, incoming garrison commander, speaks during the Fort Belvoir garrison commander change of command ceremony, June 25, 2012. Credit: Matt Bookwalter
Hearty congratulations to Colonel Grag Gadson, on behalf of the Thayer Leader Development Group (TLDG) and a grateful nation, we could not be more proud of your achievement!
"Most important things leaders do: 1) accomplish the mission 2) take care of their people"
Colonel James M. Johnson, Ph.D.,(USA, Retired, USMA 1969)