FORT LEWIS, Wash. – The 17th Fires Brigade will conduct a Change of Command ceremony Friday Dec. 5.
Col. David J. McCauley will relinquish command of the brigade to Col. Steven L. Bullimore in a ceremony to be held at Watkins Field, beginning at 10 a.m.
Prior to taking command of the 17th Fires Brigade, Bullimore served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for I Corps here at Fort Lewis.
As commander of the 17th FiB McCauley was charged with overseeing the unit’s transformation from a field artillery brigade to a fires brigade. The transformation included the movement of subordinate units from Forts Sill, Bragg and Campbell to I Corps and Fort Lewis. The most recent and final phase of the transformation included the addition of the 1-94th Field Artillery (HIMARS) and the 125th Fire Support Company in August, 2008.