Lt. Col. Blake Alexander was promoted to the rank of colonel by Brig. Gen. Douglas Gabram, deputy commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, in a ceremony May 30 at Fort Hood. Participating in the ceremony was Alexander’s wife, Lori; his sons, Kyle, Ross and Bryce; father, Don Alexander; and brother, Brett Alexander.
Also in attendance was his mother, Helen Alexander; and grandmother, Daisy Pinkerton.
Col. Alexander’s next assignment will be the Senior Service College at the George W. Bush Institute in College Station.