KUWAIT - Capt. James Gains of Bloomington, Illinois took command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 108th Sustainment Brigade out of Chicago, during a change of command ceremony May 26 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
Gains takes the reins from Capt. Harold Cubillo of Loves Park, Illinois, who served as the HHC, 108th Sust. Bde. commander for the past three years. Cubillo will go on to serve as a battle captain working with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A 2005 Western Illinois University alumni, Gains enlisted into the active Army in September of that year. Gains commissioned as second lieutenant in April 2006. Following his activity duty service, Gains joined the Illinois Army National Guard in 2010.
Gains previously deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008 to 2009.
From the 108th Sustainment Brigade