U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood bid farewell to Colonel Eric Towns and welcomed Colonel Jeffrey Paine in a garrison change-of-command ceremony Tuesday at Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Brigadier General James Bonner, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, presided over the ceremony where Towns relinquished command to Paine. Colonel Towns moves on to his next assignment, that of deputy director of the Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense at the Pentagon.
Towns listed several accomplishments while the head of Garrison Command.

Colonel Paine comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Pentagon, where he worked as Director of Joint Staff Special Access Programs Central Office.

Fort Wood’s new Garrison Commander, Colonel Jeffrey Paine.