FORT BELVOIR, Virginia. -- Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Information Operations Battalion (HHD, 2nd IO Bn.), 1st Information Operations Command (Land), welcomed a new commander, Capt. Laura E. Goulet, in a change of command ceremony at Wells Field House, Jan. 26.
The ceremony was presided over by Lt. Col. John F. Whitfield, Jr., commander, 2nd IO Bn, who was heartfelt as he highlighted the performance of outgoing commander, Capt. Scott Y. Tunis.
"I could not have asked for an officer more committed to taking care of our people," Whitfield said. "The emphasis that you placed on treating people with dignity and respect emanated throughout the command."
Whitfield also thanked Tunis for his selfless service and reminded him he would always be a part of the 2nd IO Bn. family.
Tunis called his time in command "a truly special and rewarding challenge," during his outgoing remarks.Goulet is no stranger to the 2nd IO Bn., previously serving as the assistant command operations officer.
The Fairfax County native and George Mason graduate also recently served as aide-de-camp to the U.S. Army Cyber Command's deputy commanding general.
"This opportunity is one of a kind, and I'm honored to be a part of the mission," Goulet told the formation. "I am incredibly humbled to serve as your commander."
Before taking command of the formation from 1st Sgt. Aaron M. Cruz, Goulet thanked those who prepared her for command, including her husband Ryan, an armor officer currently serving in the Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison.
"I look forward to working with all of you, and the journey that lies ahead of us." Goulet added. "One team, one fight."