LTC Kyle Trottier with his wife Hilary and their children on the reviewing stand June 1 following the change of command and passing of the colors at Fort Bliss, Texas. Courtesy photo
U.S. Army Col. Dwight D. DiMaggio, center, passes the colors to LTC Kyle Trottier, left, June 1 as he takes over command of 1st Battalion 37th Armor, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas from LTC Dick Mendenhall. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School alumnus LTC Kyle Trottier has taken command of the U.S. Army 1st Battalion 37th Armor Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas. The 1st Battalion 37th carries a legacy of valor leading General Patton’s Third Army in the drive across Europe and being the first unit into Bastogne, Belgium to relieve the encircled 101st Airborne. They stood guard in Europe during the Cold War and contributed to both Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Later this summer, LTC Trottier will lead 1-37AR on an operational deployment to Europe where they will assure Allies and deter aggression through combined training exercises aimed to build readiness and interoperability.
LTC Trottier is a 2001 graduate of Los Alamos High School where he participated in athletics, band and student council. He has served as a commissioned Armor officer in the United States Army for 18 years. He is the son of Andy and Cherie Trottier of Los Alamos.