MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Fort Lewis, Wash. – After commanding the Warrior Transition Battalion for nearly two years, Lt. Col. K.C. Bolton will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Danny Dudek during a change of command ceremony Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Watkins Field on Fort Lewis. Bolton will move to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to be the operations officer at the Army Medical Department’s Center and School.
Dudek, a native of North Carolina, is the WTB’s current executive officer, serving as chief of staff and chief logistician. A career-long artilleryman, Dudek joined the WTB staff in July. Dudek himself is a Wounded Warrior, injured by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in July 2007. While working for the WTB, Dudek developed procedures to ensure Warriors are empowered with the right tools and processes to successfully heal and transition, and also oversaw the design of the future WTB military construction project.
“I’m honored and excited about the opportunity to command the Warrior Transition Battalion. This is an important mission that is well-resourced by the Army, and I am committed to providing the best leadership and support for the ill, injured, and wounded Soldiers of the battalion. Lt. Col. Bolton’s vision is a key reason for the success of the Fort Lewis WTB, and I fully plan to continue his efforts,” said Dudek.