“He is the right leader at the right time for this position of extraordinary trust and he has my complete confidence that he will not only sustain the brigades hard won accomplishments but also lead the brigade to even greater achievements as well all navigate the coming years together,” said Edwards.
Edwards added Driscoll has an exceptionally rich background in the business of Initial Entry Training, having held every important leadership role at battalion and company levels as well as key staff responsibilities in a major Army Reserve command, all of this in addition to relevant operational experience.
Brig. Gen. Dwayne Edwards, commanding general, 98th Training Division (IET) passes the unit colors to Col. Paul Driscoll, incoming commander, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (IET) at the change of command ceremony on July 17.
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Marty A. Collins, 108th Training Command (IET) Public Affairs.
“Drill Sergeants are our primary weapon systems and our center of gravity. Their recruitment, training, and professional development will continue to be our top priority,” said Driscoll.
Driscoll added second brigade has always stepped up to get the mission done and will continue to do so, in CONUS conducting Initial Entry Training or abroad executing assistance in transition missions.
Driscoll is a graduate of the Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff, Command and General Staff College, Army War College and Washington and Lee University School of Law.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 3 Oak leaf clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Basic Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.