CAMP W.G. WILLIAMS, Utah — The Utah Army National Guard will welcome its new assistant adjutant general during a change-of-command ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m. at Camp W.G. Williams on Tarbet Field.

Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Green will relinquish his role to Col. (promotable) Shawn M. Fuellenbach, who will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general prior to the ceremony.

Fuellenbach, a Draper resident and native of Richfield, Utah, has served as the chief of staff for the Utah Army National Guard since March 2022. He has held numerous leadership positions, including commander of the 65th Field Artillery Brigade and Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel for the Utah Army National Guard. Fuellenbach has been a member of the Utah National Guard since enlisting as a field artillery cannon crewmember in 1989.

He has deployed twice in support of Operation Spartan Shield, Operation Inherent Resolve, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Fuellenbach holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Utah University, a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University, and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School as part of the United States Army War College. He has received numerous awards throughout his military career.

“The Utah National Guard is an exceptional group of Soldiers and leaders,” Fuellenbach said. “I am grateful to have served in this organization for over 34 years. Our team exemplifies professionalism, competence, and patriotism. It is an honor to take command of the Utah Army National Guard as the 22nd Assistant Adjutant General. My focus will be on maintaining our momentum of growth from the past year and continuing to make this a place where people are proud to serve.”

Green, an American Fork resident, has served as the assistant adjutant general for the Utah Army National Guard since March 2022. 

“The Utah National Guard has a long history of service to the citizens of the state of Utah and our nation, and I am tremendously grateful to have served as assistant adjutant general for the Utah Army National Guard,” Green said. “I have seen tremendous growth in this organization because of the quality leaders we have here, and I have been extremely humbled to work with these amazing Army units and their commanders to shape the future capacity of the Utah National Guard.”

Camp Williams Statue

Following the change-of-command ceremony, there will be an unveiling ceremony at 4:30 p.m. of the Brigadier General William G. Williams bronze statue, celebrating a legacy of courage and exemplary leadership. The community is invited to gather and pay tribute to Brig. Gen. Williams, whose life and service have left an indelible mark on the nation. Brig. Gen. Williams’ statue stands as a permanent reminder of his valor and dedication.

Brig. Gen. William Grey Williams is the namesake of Camp W.G. Williams, established in 1928 in recognition of his service in the Spanish-American War and his work in establishing the site as a permanent training location. Mr. William G. Williams, the grandson of Brig. Gen. Williams and a driving influence behind the statue, will speak at the event.

The statue was created by renowned artist Scot P. Olsen. Olsen was awarded Utah’s Best of State award for Sculpture, in part because of his bronze 16-foot sculpted Jester displayed at the Hale Center Theater. 

Valid ID must be produced by those driving vehicles upon entrance. Ample parking is available on-site.

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