Col. Joseph Pierce to assume command of 197th Infantry Brigade - WRBL

Col. Joseph Pierce to assume command of 197th Infantry Brigade

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FORT BENNING, Ga. – Col. Joseph I. Pierce will assume command of the 197th Infantry Brigade from Col. Michael W. Rauhut at a change of command ceremony at 11 a.m. June 13 at Doughboy Stadium.

A native of Nashua, N.H., Pierce was commissioned as an Infantry second lieutenant upon his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1994.

Pierce's first assignment was at Fort Campbell, Ky. Since that time he has served around the world in both command and staff positions. He has been serving as the deputy commander of the 197th Infantry Brigade since 2012.

Pierce has served multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as deployments to Kosovo and Haiti.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal with Campaign Star, the Overseas Ribbon with numeral 2, NATO Service Medal, Valorous Unit Award and Army Superior Unit Award. His combat skill badges include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab and several foreign parachutist badges.

Rauhut has been reassigned to Afghanistan.

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