Change of Command at Fort Benning

FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Department of the Army has announced today that Maj. Gen. Robert Brown will become the new Commanding General of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence.

Currently the chief of staff for United States Army, Europe in Heidelberg, Germany, General Brown will replace Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter.

The change of command ceremony is set for 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Soldiers Field at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park.

General Brown's command experience includes Commander, D Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Commander, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Mechanized), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and Commander, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. He was also the deputy commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division in Mosul, Iraq

"General Brown is an outstanding Soldier and leader and friend and is the perfect choice to lead Fort Benning as we complete the transition to the Maneuver Center of Excellence," said General Ferriter. "Major General Brown brings a wealth of experience, positive energy, and a diverse background with service in Haiti, Bosnia and most recently in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I know that he and Patti will have a significantly positive impact on the Fort Benning community."

General Ferriter's next assignment is pending announcement.