FORT BENNING, Ga. – Col. David C. Beachman will assume command of the 199th Infantry Brigade at a change of command ceremony at 8 a.m. June 26 on York Field.
Beachman was commissioned as an Infantry second lieutenant through the ROTC program upon his graduation from Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. in 1990.
Beachman is no stranger to Fort Benning; he assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment in 2008. After relinquishing command of the battalion, he deployed to Iraq where he served as the senior U.S. military advisor at the Besmaya Combat Training Center.
He returned to Fort Benning after his deployment to Iraq and has been serving as the chief of Doctrine and Collective Training Division since 2012.
Beachman's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star for Valor with one oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
Davis has been reassigned to United States Pacific Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where he will serve as the deputy chief of staff.