Brig. Gen. Thomas Vandal became the new commandant of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School
Brig. Gen. Thomas Vandal returns to Fort Sill as the new commandant of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School. Vandal and his wife, Doreen, were congratulated by Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Lindsey, 434th Field Artillery, and others inside McNair Hall after his welcome and retreat ceremony on the front lawn Jan. 18. Vandal's Army career began at Fort Sill in 1982 and the last time he was stationed here he was the 75th Field Artillery Brigade commander.
"The Lawton area is the closest thing Doreen and I have to a hometown. In fact, I've lived at Fort Sill more than any other place in my adult life, so we're looking forward to rejoining this great community," said Vandal.
He said during that time he fell in love with the field artillery and with being a Soldier, and is humbled at the experience of being the next field artillery commandant.
"This is an exciting time for the field artillery and Fort Sill with the transition into the Fires Center of Excellence, our partnership with our ADA brothers and the reemergence of artillery as the King of Battle."