3rd Sustainment Brigade Changes Command
September 5, 2008
<FORT STEWART, GA </b> -- Soldiers of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade welcomed a new commander during a change-of-command ceremony at Marne Garden, Aug. 27.
With a traditional passing of the colors, Col. Shawn M. Morrissey succeeded Col. Darrell K. Williams as the 3rd SB commander.
Williams and the 3rd Sustainment Brigade recently returned from a 15-month deployment in northern Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
"We've worked to instill mission, discipline, pride, and team, into the Soldiers of this brigade," said Williams, "But it's Family that is truly what is important. One deployment is hard, two harder, and three even harder; it's Family that is the glue for the Soldiers."
"The 3rd Sustainment Brigade is unique, because they are always doing something for someone else," said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commander and reviewing officer for the ceremony.
"Whether it was driving 21,000 miles a day, 20 tons of mail, millions in finances, and all between 25 different locations," said Cucolo, "It truly takes special skills and pride to lead and be part of this unique brigade."
Morrissey's most recent assignment was serving as 3rd Infantry Division Assistant Chief of Staff for logistics G4. He is a graduate of the Army Officer Basic Course, Quartermaster Advance Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Logistics Executive Development Course, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. He also holds a master's degree in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
Also receiving new commanders during the ceremony was the 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, in which Lt. Col. Kimberly J. Daub succeeded Lt. Col. Stephen G. Smith, and the Special Troops Battalion, in which Lt. Col. Russell A. Holscher succeeded Lt. Col. Douglas M. McBride Jr.