Speaker and Meeting Recap:
Our speakers for this meeting were MAJ Jose Rivera, Executive Officer for the 72nd IBCT and LTC John Laing, Chaplain for the 72nd IBCT. Both were part of the unit’s just-completed deployment to Iraq. MAJ Rivera presented the overall background information on the unit (including a summary of the units just completed operations and accomplishments in Iraq). Chaplain Laing’s talk covered issues relating to transition and the soldier’s mental/spiritual health.