William F. Lyons Jr. has been promoted to the Rank of Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, effective 26 November 2013. On the same day, COL Lyons assumed command of the 2500th Military Intelligence Group in Jacksonville, FL. The promotion ceremony was held at the US Capitol Building in the Vice President's Receiving Room and was conducted by Brigadier General Gabriel Troiano, Commander of Military Intelligence Readiness Command of Fort Belvoir, VA. COL Lyons is originally from Natick, MA and currently resides in Hudson, MA. He is a graduate of Natick High School Class of '86. He is the son of Patricia Lyons of Cottage Street and the late William F. Lyons.