Change of command: 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment

FORT BENNING, Ga. (WTVM) - Lt. Col. Michael A. Junot will assume command of the 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment from Lt. Col. Thomas H. Carlisle during a change of command ceremony at 8 a.m. June 16 at the Collins Training Center.

Junot enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard in 1988.  He went on to attend Southwest Texas State University, where he was commissioned as an Infantry second lieutenant upon his graduation in 1991.  He was the Distinguished Military Graduate.

His most recent assignment was as the chief of the Dismounted Test Division at the United States Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas.

After 20 years of service, Carlisle is retiring from the Army.  He and his family have chosen to remain in Columbus.