ROCHESTER - Col. Mark Stryker (right) presents the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion colors to in-coming commander Lt. Col. Jack James during a change of command ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility 2 on Nov. 5 as out-going 642nd commander Lt. Col. Scott Norcutt relinquishes command.
Norcutt, who took command in 2008, is an Iraq War veteran and former Deputy Director of Aviation and Safety for Joint Force Headquarters-NY.
James is a West Point graduate who has held leadership roles in the 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion and 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade. He started his aviation career as a pilot with the 25th Infantry Division.
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