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NEWS | July 13, 2023

56th Artillery Command Army Reserve chaplain promoted to lieutenant colonel

By Maj. Jacqwayne Griffin 56th Artillery Command

Lt. Col. Bradley Bruce, 56th Artillery Command (56th AC) chaplain, was promoted to lieutenant colonel during a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Stephen Maranian, commanding general of the 56th Artillery Command, at Clay Kaserne Chapel on June 29.

The 56th Artillery Command plans and coordinates the employment of multi-domain fires and effects supporting U.S. Army Europe and Africa and/or a combined joint force land component command. Although the 56th AC is an active duty unit, it employs Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers on ADOS (active duty for operational support) trained in various disciplines, including fire support, field artillery, human resources, finance, and communications.  
The ADOS program allows the U.S. Army to increase the number of personnel available to support military operations worldwide, develop comprehensive training, and enhance interoperability and readiness across a complex battlefield.  
Bruce is no stranger to ADOS tours, having served on several tours throughout his career, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and other countries throughout the CENTCOM AOR. He brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the 56th AC's mission. 
Bruce expressed his gratitude and thanked family, friends, and Soldiers." It is a great honor to be promoted to lieutenant colonel, but it did not happen without the help, encouragement, and support of many like yourselves along the way," said LTC Bruce. "I am thankful to serve God and country by caring for the souls of Service Members, Civilians, and their Families alike." 
To learn more about the 56th Artillery Command, visit:  
To learn more about current 56th Artillery Command ADOS vacancies, visit:  Carrera or Tour of Duty