Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. — The 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade will conduct a Change of Command at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1. Col. Bob Whalen will relinquish command to Col. Paul Norwood in a Change of Command Ceremony on Watkins Parade Field on JBLM Lewis-Main.
Whalen became the first commander of 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade on July 3, 2008. The brigade returned in September from a 12-month deployment to Iraq. Previously, he served as a military assistant to the acting Secretary of the Army and as an Army War College Fellow at the Central Intelligence Agency, and commanded the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Norwood most recently served as a director of intelligence for a Joint Task Force in Afghanistan. Previously, he served as the senior intelligence officer on the 1st Infantry Division general staff, and commanded the 709th Military Intelligence Battalion in the United Kingdom.