Dill takes the reins at Wiesbaden

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 12, 2009

WIESBADEN, Germany — Col. Jeffrey W. Dill took the helm as U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s commander Thursday at Wiesbaden Army Airfield.

Dill comes to Wiesbaden from Boston, where he served as a Senior Service College fellow at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. Prior to that, he served as the chief of training assessment and validation with Combined Security Transition Command — Afghanistan, where he worked to develop the Afghan National Security Force.

Dill takes on his new role as the community continues to transform in anticipation of 7th Army’s arrival from Heidelberg.

Dill replaces Col. Ray Graham Jr., who retired from the military shortly before the change-of-command ceremony. Graham is noted for enhancing German-American ties within the Wiesbaden community, highlighted by his support of events marking the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift last June, for which he orchestrated the first open house of a U.S. Army installation in Europe since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Col. Jeffrey W. Dill makes remarks at a change-of-command ceremony Thursday for U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany. Dill took over command of the garrison from Col. Ray Graham Jr., who retired shortly before the ceremony.