Driscoll takes command of 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (IET)

09/12/2011   Sgt. 1st Class Marty A. Collins 108th Training Command (IET), Public Affairs
 

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Col. Paul Driscoll assumed command of 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (IET) from Col. Andrew Bassford on July 17, at the James McWorther Reserve Center at Ft. Jackson, S.C.

Brig. Gen. Dwayne Edwards, commanding general, 98th Training Division (IET) served as reviewing officer at the ceremony and Lt. Col. Donald Campbell, executive officer, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (IET) served as Commander of the Troops.

 “While command truly is a privilege it is accompanied by deep responsibilities. Command just like all other forms of leadership is a challenge. It requires living the Army values every day and living them especially when it’s hardest,” said Edwards.

Drisoll served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, 108th Training Command (IET) headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., prior to assuming command.


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Col. Andrew Bassford, outgoing commander, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (IET) was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service with the brigade. His next assignment will be as the Assistant Commander for Support, 108th Training Command (IET). Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Marty A. Collins, 108th Training Command (IET) Public Affairs.

“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.

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