Baton Rouge Army Recruiting Battalion welcomes new commander
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The Army's Baton Rouge Recruiting Battalion has a new commander.
Lieutenant Colonel Monica Washington officially accepted her new position Thursday. She is a 20-year Army Veteran, who's served around the country and the world. In fact, she just came back from Japan, but said she is ready to take on her new role.
"I am very excited. I mean this is what all leaders I mean when you come into the military this is what you aspire to be which is a commander," Washington said. "I'm excited, this is a new world, recruiting, but it's an honor to be able to go out and you're talking to young men and women who will one day be a part of our military, who will one day wear this uniform and defend our country."
Washington is now in charge of recruiting in Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of Tennessee.