Catching up, a new deputy commanding general for Fort Lewis was among the general officer announcements by the Pentagon earlier this week.
Col. Peter C. Bayer Jr., who has been selected to promoted to brigadier general, deputy commander/assistant commandant, U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox, Fort Knox, Ky., to chief of staff, I Corps and Fort Lewis, Fort Lewis, Wash.
Bayer – bio here – was the G3 at 3rd ID for the opening of the Iraq war and later commanded the 11th ACR from Fort Irwin on its tour in northern Iraq in 2004-05.
Fort Lewis old-timers will recall that was back when a certain fixation with, er, decorum, descended on FOB Courage in Mosul. Assuming the nomination passes muster in the Senate, all you Joes would do well to ensure you’re dress right dress when the new DCG shows up.
UPDATE: By way of correction of the above headline, technically Bayer will not be the Fort Lewis No. 2. That would be the deputy commanding general to be named later.