Col. Jason Wolter turned command of the 3rd ID U.S. Army Garrison over to Col. Bryan Logan early on June 20. The event was held at Fort Stewart’s Marne Gardens before a supporting crowd including Vietnam Veterans and Liberty County officials. The change of command was hosted by IMCOM-Readiness Director Brenda Lee McCullough who, alongside newly appointed 3rd ID Commander Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto, gave brief recollections of Wolter’s time at Fort Stewart.
McCullough called Wolter “a leader of grace and a leader of leaders” and was saddened to tell him farewell. Wolter and his wife, Karen Wolter, were bestowed the Legion of Merit award and the Meritorious Public Service award respectively.
In an interview with Courier correspondent Lewis Levine, Logan said he is looking forward to giving back to the Fort Stewart/Liberty County community of which he was formerly a member six years ago. In his new role as Garrison commander, Logan strives to build upon previously established relations with the community. He also hopes to better take care of Soldiers and their families who live on post, and improve Soldier readiness in the event they have to deploy.
Following his role as Garrison commander, Wolter plans to retire from the Army and spend more time with his family.