Fort Hunter Liggett Welcomes New Commander
Change of command ceremony on June 30
– A change of command ceremony will be held at 11 am on June 30 in the historic Lower Field of the Hacienda at US Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett. The new garrison commander, Col. Lisa M. Lamb, is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lamb and her family were previously stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, where she was Director, Secretary of the Joint Chiefs of the United States Command for Africa.
The facility bids farewell to Col. Charles R. Bell, Jr., who held the position since June 2019. His next posting is as Chief of Staff of the 76th Operational Response Command in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lamb’s key missions include the Pentagon, as a department of army headquarters, force integration officer; 311th Signal Command, Honolulu (Hawaii), as head of branch G37; United States Forces Afghanistan as the head of the strategic movements branch; 196th Support Battalion, Honolulu (Hawaii) as executive officer of the battalion; 9th Mission Support Command, Honolulu (Hawaii) as HQ commander, deputy G4 and G4 plan officer; University of Michigan, as Assistant Professor of Military Science for Army ROTC Detachment, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and the 80th Training Division, G4 Plans and Operations Officer, Richmond, Virginia.
Lamb began his military career enlisting in the US Air Force as a supply specialist. After her four-year enlistment in the Air Force, Lisa attended Christopher Newport University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Army ROTC commission as a second lieutenant. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Lamb is a graduate of Basic Quartermaster Officer Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3), Joint Service Staff School ( CAS3), General Command and Staff College (CGSC), Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME), Army Force Management Functional Area Qualification Course, National Security Reserve Component and the United States Army War College.
Lamb also earned three graduate degrees: an MBA from Southern Connecticut State University; a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan; and most recently, a master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.
Colonel Lamb’s awards and decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Bunches, Army Commendation Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign medals / Operation Enduring Freedom and the Army Staff Insignia.
Lisa is married to Colonel (Ret’d) Patrick A. Lamb, who works as an entrepreneur for the Soldier For Life / Transition Assistance Program as Financial Advisor, Team Inverness; and she has four daughters.