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.

Twitter: @john_vandiver

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John covers U.S. military activities across Europe and Africa. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, he previously worked for newspapers in New Jersey, North Carolina and Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.

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