New company activated in Ordnance Battalion
April 26, 2012
FORT LEE, Va. - The 832nd Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade, U.S. Army Ordnance School, activated a new company here April 26. The mission of Echo Company is unique to the battalion and serves two purposes.
"The company was created to serve the needs of several different populations, which include Soldiers who are learning a new career and lieutenants who are attached to the battalion during Explosive Ordnance Disposal training," said Capt. S. Patrick Hayes, the first Echo Company commander.
In addition to taking care of students, the company also has the responsibility of administrative support for the permanent party instructors and battalion staff.