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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Maj. Gen Bennie E. Williams, commanding general of the 21st Theater Support Command, will hand over his command on Sept. 1 to Brig. Gen. Scott G. West, officials said Tuesday.

Currently, West serves as commanding general of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School and deputy commanding general of Fort Lee, Va.

Following the change of command, Williams will function as director of logistics operations at the Defense Logistics Agency in Fort Belvoir, Va.

The Defense Logistics Agency offers worldwide logistics support for the military, other Department of Defense components, certain federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations and others.

Williams has been commanding general of the 21st TSC since June 2003. Prior to his role as commanding general, Williams was the deputy commanding general of the 21st TSC since August 2000.

Williams, a native of Baltimore, received his Army commission in May 1972 upon graduation from Morgan State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal.

West was commissioned in June 1976 after graduating from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in history. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Parachute Rigger, Pathfinder and Master Parachutist badges.


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