Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fort Hood WTU New Commander Was Patient

Read Injured Heroes Broken Promises and then maybe find some hope with this new Commander coming in. After all, he won't just lead it, he lived it.
Former wounded soldier becomes new Warrior Transition Unit commander
Killeen Daily Herald
J Jones
March 9, 2016
Gannaway was medically evacuated from Baghdad, Iraq, after sustaining serious injuries in 2007 while serving as a cavalry troop commander.
Gabe Wolf | Herald Assumption of Command LTC Bruce Gannaway says some remarks after assuming command of the Warrior Transition Unit last Thursday, March 3,2016.
Fort Hood’s Warrior Transition Unit welcomed its newest commander Thursday in an assumption of command ceremony at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

The WTU is home to Fort Hood’s “wounded, ill and injured” soldiers, helping them as they recover and transition back to the force, or into medical retirement.

Lt. Col. Bruce Gannaway took command of the unit from Lt. Col. Jolanda Walker, who was serving as the WTU interim commander since December. The previous commander was Col. Douglas Woodall, and the unit has downsized recently.

“This morning I stand before you thrilled and privileged to be a part of the Fort Hood community, but at the same time humbled to be reminded of all those who helped me through to this point in my career,” Gannaway said. “Whatever I’ve done to reach this point in my career is a mere testament to the soldiers, leaders and Army civilians who took time to coach, teach and mentor me.”
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