Army Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr. will become the 58th commander of the 200-year-old Watervliet Arsenal during a ceremony on Thursday at 9 a.m at the Arsenal.
The changing of the guard ceremony honors the outgoing commander after a successful command and welcomes to the incoming commander. This event is symbolized in the ceremonial passing of the Organizational Colors before the assembled members of the command. The outgoing commander is Col. Mark F. Migaleddi.
Schiller first served as Medical Services Corps officer and later the Ordnance Corps. He grew up in Baltimore, Md., and recieved his commission in 1988 from Western Maryland College.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Western Maryland College, a master’s in healthcare administration from Baylor University and a master of science degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Schiller’s operational experiences include platoon leader, Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm; logistics officer, Joint Task Force Bravo, Honduras; battalion executive officer, Operation Iraqi Freedom; senior military adviser and site lead, Operation New Dawn and the Office of Security and Cooperation-Iraq.