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NEWS | July 21, 2022

Army Support Activity Fort Dix holds Change of Command ceremony

By Senior Airman Matt Porter 87th Air Base Wing

The U.S. Army Support Activity Fort Dix held a change of command ceremony July 21, 2022, at Army Support Activity Fort Dix.

U.S. Army Col. Mitchell Wisniewski assumed command of Army Support Activity Fort Dix from the U.S. Army Col. Jon Brierton, Army Support Activity Fort Dix and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst deputy commander.

“This command is like a unicorn, it’s special and one of a kind,” said Brierton. “Not only did we at ASA Fort Dix endure the COVID-19 pandemic, we carried the mission and we were open for business. There was no mission failure here and we made it work through collaboration, integration, and as a team.”

Under Brierton’s leadership, ASA Fort Dix was able to maintain operations to sustain combat-ready, mission-deployable soldiers during the COVID-19 pandemic and Operations Allies Welcome/Refuge.

“With this position comes the awesome responsibility of being the Deputy Commander Army for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst,” said Wisniewski. “I have to thank Jon for the extraordinary transition between the two of us.”

Wisniewski now commands a Mobilization Force Generation Installation that reaches 21% of all U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard units that are stationed within 300 miles of ASA Fort Dix.

“I would like to welcome Col. Mitchell Wisniewski and his family to the Installation Management Command Readiness team,” said Ms. Brenda Lee McCullough, Installation Management Command Readiness director. “To Jon, you handled considerable pressure with a level of grace that would make any senior leader proud. The day-to-day success that this Garrison enjoyed over these past few years is directly attributable to you and your team.”