|Col. James P. Erdie assumed command of the 2nd Brigade
(Training Development), 86th Training Division, from Col. Jeffery O.
Bonner during a change-of-command ceremony Nov. 6 at the Noncommissioned
Officer Academy graduation hall at Fort McCoy.
Army Reserve Col. James P. Erdie
accepts the guidon from Brig. Gen. Daniel L. York, 86th Training
Division commander, as he assumes command of the 2nd Brigade
(Training Development), 86th Training Division, from Col.
Jeffery O. Bonner during a change-of-command ceremony Nov. 6 at
Fort McCoy. (Photo by Sgt.
1st Class Ben Hokkanen)
Erdie, a graduate of Louisiana State University-Shreveport, La., was
commissioned through the university’s ROTC program. In January 2010, he
served as battalion commander of Regional Training Center (RTC)-Central
at Fort McCoy.
Upon promotion to colonel in August 2010, he served as the 86th Training
Division’s RTC-Central liaison officer.
The mission of the 2nd Brigade is to provide the exercise control cell
during the annual Warrior Exercise (WAREX) held at Fort McCoy. The
brigade will control and validate the scenarios put forward to the units
participating in the WAREX, which is designed to help units achieve a
level of proficiency in unit tasks prior to deployment.
The 2nd Brigade (Training Development) mission is to control and
validate training scenarios and help units achieve proficiency prior to
Bonner, the outgoing commander, has been assigned to the G3, 84th
Training Command, located at Fort Knox, Ky.
(Submitted by the 2nd Brigade, 86th Training Division Public