Stuttgart garrison gets new commander

Col. Glenn Dickenson and Col. Neal A. Corson take part in the passing of the flag during a change-of-command at the Army's garrison in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Corson took command of a garrison that is home to 24,000 Americans.


By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 12, 2017

STUTTGART, Germany — Col. Neal A. Corson took command on Wednesday of the U.S. Army’s garrison here, which is home to 24,000 Americans and two four-star combatant commands.

Corson replaced Col. Glenn Dickenson, during whose tenure the Stuttgart garrison was recognized as the Army’s top installation.

Dickenson credited his team with helping to improve aging infrastructure, overcrowding and services in a garrison that is unique in Europe.

“This joint military community is like no other,” he said.

Stuttgart is home to U.S. European Command, Africa Command and various special operations units.

Corson, who previously served at the Army’s Capabilities Integrations Center at Fort Eustis, Va., said he was ready to move the mission in Stuttgart forward.

“I am excited to take on the numerous challenges,” he said.

Dickenson’s next assignment is with the Army’s Cyber Command at For Belvoir, Va., where he will serve as an executive officer.

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Army Green Berets stand in formation Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during a change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany. Col. Neal A. Corson replaced Col. Glenn Dickenson as the garrison commander.

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