Assuming command
Capt. Zatochi K. Mattocks, incoming Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, receives the company's colors from Col. Steve Cherry, Combined Arms Support Command chief of staff, during a change of command ceremony Nov. 7. Mattocks replaces Capt. Tessa A.M. Jones. (U.S. Army photo by: Keith Desbois, Combined Arms Support Command Public Affairs)

FORT LEE, Va. -- Capt. Zatochi K. Mattocks assumed command of the Combined Arms Support Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company during a change of command ceremony Nov. 7.

He replaces Capt. Tessa A.M. Jones, outgoing commander, as she transfers to Huntsville, Ala., to attend the Army's acquisition course before reporting to Fort Belvoir, Va.

"Capt. Jones has made a significant impact here at CASCOM," said Col. Steve Cherry, chief of staff. "She has provided exactly the right leadership and expertise to ensure the command remains the premier institution that it is. You came into this command fully ready and prepared to accept the challenge and to excel."

Mattocks joins the command from the 2nd Corps Materiel Management Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served as the executive officer. He joined the Army in 1992 as an enlisted petroleum supply specialist before receiving his commission as a quartermaster officer in 2005.

"I know that Capt. Mattocks is more than qualified and capable, and I am confident that he is up for the task ahead of him as the new HHC commander," Cherry said. "I have the utmost faith and confidence that he can, and will, continue to ensure that HHC, CASCOM remains viable and relevant."

Mattocks has served in leadership positions in a variety of units including the 259th Quartermaster Company and 3rd Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg.

His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award); Army Commendation Medal (4th award); Army Achievement Medal (7th award); Good Conduct Medal (4th award); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 campaign star) and Iraq Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars).

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