Archive for Monday, November 21, 2011

Fort Leavenworth to mark command change Tuesday

November 21, 2011

Lt. Gen. David E. Perkins will assume command of Fort Leavenworth and the Combined Arms Center during a Tuesday ceremony at the fort.

Perkins replaces Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., who became the commander of NATO Training Mission in Iraq and Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq in August.

Perkins recently relinquished command of the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Fort Carson as well as his position as the commanding general, United States Division-North during Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

He also served as the deputy chief of staff for Strategic Effects during Operation Iraqi Freedom, among other deployments and assignments. Perkins was promoted to lieutenant general at a ceremony at the Unites States Military Academy Nov. 19.

As the new commander of the Combined Arms Center, Perkins will shape the operations of many of the Army's key centers for developing war strategies, including leader development, doctrine development and training support to prepare Soldiers to operate across a full spectrum environment during an era of persistent conflict in the 21st century. In addition to the 16 affiliated schools and centers, Perkins oversees the Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center, the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance, and the Command and General Staff College.

Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca will assume the duties of Combined Arms Center Command Sergeant Major during the combined assumption of command/assumption of responsibility ceremony.

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