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News Release
Portland Army Recruiting Battalion Change of Command Ceremony - 06/20/24

Media Advisory

June 20, 2024

US Army Recruiting Portland Battalion to hold Change of Command ceremony at Fort Vancouver, WA, June 27.

PORTLAND, Ore.—The U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Portland Battalion, is scheduled to hold a Change of Command ceremony at Fort Vancouver, WA, Thursday, June 27, 2024.

The ceremony will take place on the parade field, located at 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., in Vancouver, Wash. The ceremony marks a significant change in leadership from outgoing Portland Recruiting Battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Lance C. Turner to incoming commander Lieutenant Colonel John A. Scott. The Portland Battalion’s Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sergeant Major Stephen A. Coghill will continue in his present role.

LTC Turner’s next assignment will be at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

LTC Scott most recently served as the Future Operations Officer at Special Operations Command Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Colonel Lee “Spencer” Wallace, Commander of the U.S. Army’s 6th Recruiting Brigade, will serve as the senior presiding officer for the ceremony.

For more information or for media inquiries please contact the Advertising & Public Affairs section at the Portland Army Recruiting Battalion; 502-601-919 or by email:




About the U.S. Army Portland Recruiting Battalion:

The Portland Recruiting Battalion is the largest geographically dispersed Battalion in the US Army Recruiting Command. The Battalion’s area is 356,975 land miles and includes the majority of Oregon, SW Washington, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, South Korea, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau (ROP). The Portland Metro Area comprises nearly 41% of the Battalion’s qualified applicant population.

The Portland Recruiting Battalion seeks a diverse force of Soldiers who are fit, resilient, and of good moral character, and firmly believes in engaging all populations of people to provide an understanding of what the Army provides. The U.S. Army delivers training and credentials similar to vocational and technical schools with no out-of-pocket expenses. The Army’s priority is people, and its leaders are focused on taking care of Soldiers and their families. Life experience gained from the Army makes Soldiers more marketable in their post-Army careers. The Army also offers a variety of scholarships and tuition assistance options for a college education. For more information, visit

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