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    256th IBCT headquarter company welcomes new commander

    256th IBCT headquarter company welcomes new commander

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Noshoba Davis | Capt. Gregory Davis, the incoming commander of the Louisiana National Guard's...... read more read more

    ERBIL AIR BASE, Iraq - The Louisiana National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team welcomed a new commander during an official change of command ceremony at Erbil Air Base on May 3.

    Capt. Brandi Tregre relinquished command of HHC 256th IBCT to Capt. Gregory Davis.

    Col. Scott Desormeaux, the brigade commander of the 256th IBCT, stood before the Soldiers and gave praise to both Tregre and Davis for being great examples of what it means to be a leader and wished them well on their new endeavors.

    “I can’t think of two officers more deserving of this special day. When I think back I realize we were really fortunate to have Capt. Tregre; her performance has truly been outstanding. I think that your future in this organization is incredible and I’m genuinely excited to see where you’re going to go,” said Desormeaux. “Capt. Davis, I’m so excited for you. I’ve known him since I was a battalion commander and he was a second lieutenant. I know the kind of character and quality that he is. Every day when you wake up be excited to go to work because being a commander is the single most challenging yet exciting job you will ever hold in the Army.”

    Desormeaux continued, “HHC you are lucky to have had CPT Tregre and now Capt. Davis.”

    Tregre has commanded the company for the past three years. During that time, she has participated in multiple brigade exercises to include rotations at eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Tregre mobilized with the company in response to multiple natural disasters in the state of Louisiana and assisted with COVID-19 response before being activated in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

    “As a company, we have had an extremely busy and challenging three years. I cannot say enough how proud I am of these Soldiers. I would like to thank the brigade commander for affording me the opportunity to Command this unit. It has been both an honor and a privilege to stand before this formation,” said Tregre. “Capt. Davis, I wish you the best of luck as you take charge and begin this new assignment. It will be one of the most rewarding positions you hold. The future of HHC 256th is bright, and I can’t wait to see where you take them.”

    Davis, commissioned into the LANG through the LSU ROTC in 2014. Before assuming command of HHC 256 IBCT, he was the Protection Officer for 256 IBCT. Davis has participated in multiple brigade exercises to include a rotation at JRTC at Fort Polk. He was activated in response to Hurricane Laura in 2020 before being activated in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

    “The Soldiers in this company have had more unique experiences in these past two years with mobilization, hurricanes, floods, ice storms, COVID-19 and now a deployment. Under Capt. Tregre’s leadership, this company has met every one of those challenges head on and been successful at each turn,” said Davis. “I’m so excited to be taking command of HHC at such a crucial time in this unit’s history, and thankful to Col. Desormeaux for affording me this opportunity of a lifetime. It’s an absolute honor to join such an exceptional group of enlisted, non-commissioned officers, warrant officers and officers that prove time and time again that whether locally or globally, this unit is always ready to protect what matters.”

    In addition to being deployed overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2010, the company has been activated to support multiple emergency operations to include Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Harvey, Laura, running multiple COVID-19 test sites and multiple major flood events that ravaged Louisiana in 2016.

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    Date Taken: 05.03.2021
    Date Posted: 05.18.2021 07:03
    Story ID: 396660
    Location: IQ
    Hometown: LAFAYETTE, LA, US

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