Fort Leavenworth gets new commander
By MARSHALL WHITE | St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press | Published: February 12, 2014
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center will hold a change of command ceremony Thursday.
Lt. Gen. Robert Brown will assume command of the Combined Arms Center and the Command and General Staff College from Lt. Gen. David Perkins, the outgoing commander. Fort Leavenworth is engaged in its primary mission of preparing the Army and its leaders for war.
"The United States Army Combined Arms Center is all about developing and integrating Army leaders so they can use doctrine, education, lessons learned and other important tools to help the Army successfully win in combat and other operations," said Lt. Col. James Lowe, spokesman for the CAC.
Brown relinquished command of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in early February after commanding there since July 2012. A 1981 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he entered the Army as an infantry lieutenant. He has served in leadership positions from platoon to the corps level and has been the commanding general for the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga.
Perkins has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to general and will take command of the Training and Doctrine Command in a ceremony to be held at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., in mid-March.
Gen. David Petraeus, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell and Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen served as commandants before Mr. Perkins in this tactically important base that has earned a reputation as the "intellectual center" of the Army.
Fort Leavenworth is the oldest continuously operating military installation west of the Mississippi River. It has a $3 billion annual economic impact within the eastern Kansas and western Missouri region.