Farris assumes command of Nevada guard brigade
Friday, May 15, 2015 — More than 100 soldiers, friends and family were at the Army Aviation Support Facility recently to witness history as Col. Joanne Farris became the first female brigade commander in the Nevada Guard, according to Nevada Army Guard commander Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan.
Farris assumed command of the 991st Multi-Functional Brigade from Col. Dan Waters, who will become the Nevada Army Guard chief of staff later this year. Farris now oversees more than 700 soldiers, including all of the Nevada Army Guard’s aviation assets.