‘Tropic Lightning’ Band welcomes new commander

| March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lisa Guynn (right), incoming commander, 25th ID Band, accepts the band’s guidon from Lt. Col. Paul Romagnoli, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th ID, during a change of command ceremony at Camp Liberty, Iraq, Feb. 23.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lisa Guynn (right), incoming commander, 25th ID Band, accepts the band’s guidon from Lt. Col. Paul Romagnoli, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th ID, during a change of command ceremony at Camp Liberty, Iraq, Feb. 23.

Story and Photo by
Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Sardam
29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, U.S. Division-Center

 

BAGHDAD — The 25th Infantry Division Band welcomed a new commander in a ceremony at Camp Liberty, Iraq, Feb. 23.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lisa Guynn took command of the unit from outgoing commander, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joseph Parenteau, who, after three years in command, moves on to the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music at Fort Story, Va., as the chief of doctrine development for unit capabilities and integration.

Guynn comes to the unit from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College at Fort Rucker, Ala., where she served as an instructor, after commanding the 399th Army Band at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from 2007 to 2009.

During the ceremony, the new commander expressed how she felt taking command of the unit during Operation New Dawn.

“It is a special honor, due to the historical significance that is about to take place here in Iraq,” Guynn said. “I look forward to making history with everyone here … supporting you, the great music performers, the best band of Soldiers in the U.S. Army.”

Guynn said she looks forward to conducting her duties as commander of one of the most highly decorated bands in the Army.

“I promise you that I will provide the best leadership, care and concern that you deserve,” Guynn said. “I am very excited to take command of the great 25th ID Band.”

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