July 21, 2011
Maj. Gen. David Perkins, left, is President Barack Obama's choice to be the next commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth. Perkins would replace Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., whom Obama has tapped for a new post in postwar Iraq.
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Fort Leavenworth is losing its top commander to the peacekeeping mission in Iraq while his replacement is set to arrive from Colorado.