At the very top, Lt. Col. Kayla Collett will head the Bear Battalion as commander, with Maj. Grace McLean serving as executive officer. Capts. Jerry Albright, Charles Feltman, Ronald Kelley and Nathan Dowdy were installed as company commanders.
“Tonight, you are going to take the first step into being a leader,” said ret. Lt. Col. Allan Imes, who was the guest speaker of the ceremony. “It’s a baby step, but you can’t imagine what might be in store for you in the future.”
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