Alumni in the News

Coy K. Bryant B.S., Economics, 2001 - Draper, UT

Deseret News

CAMP WILLIAMS, Salt Lake County — Units with the Camp Williams-based 640th Regiment Regional
Training Institute conducted changes of command Saturday. Col. Holly A. Ottesen of Orem relinquished
command of Second Battalion, 640th RTI, to Lt. Col. Coy K. Bryant of Draper in a ceremony at the Salt
Lake Airport Hilton atrium. Col. Clark R. Roberts of Roy relinquished command of Fourth Battalion, 640th
RTI, to Lt. Col. Robert M. Parsons of Spanish Fork. After the first two ceremonies, Col. Edward B.
Gundersen of West Jordan, commander of the 640th RTI, relinquished command to Ottesen. The 640th
Regional Training Institute is responsible for the training of Army active-duty and reserve-component soldiers in military occupational specialties and professional development, educating more than 5,000 students
per year. Gundersen is retiring from the Utah National Guard after 33 years. He served as commander of the
Utah Guard’s 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion during its deployment in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom in 2003-2004.