Maj. Gen. McMaster becomes commander of Fort Benning

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Fort Benning officially has a new Commander of Fort Benning as supporters and family gathered at the National Infantry Museum for the changing of command.

Wednesday, Major General Robert Brown handed over his duties to newly appointed Major General Herbert R. McMaster in a ceremony.  
Major General McMaster says he wants to empower Fort Benning's infantry squads in combat and utilize an all-arms capability. Recently deployed to Afghanistan, he says it's crucial to continue to analyze what happens in combat. 
"What we do is bring people together, compare experiences, think about what have we learned, and then how do we apply it."
He also says Fort Benning is the perfect setting for analyzing the enemies. "We have to adapt faster than them. The way to do that is have a good bridge, a good bridge between our deployed combat troops and our institutional army."
Major General Brown agrees Fort Benning was a perfect combination of a lot of things. "All the battalion and brigade teams are simply amazing, the best I've seen anywhere. I'm really proud to have been on this team…and proud to be a part of the Chattahoochee region. I've never seen such support, it's amazing."
Major General Brown has been promoted to Lieutenant General and reassigned to Joint Base Lewis-McCord in Washington.
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