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MG Miller assumes command of Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning

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MG Scott Miller, commanding general of Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning MG Scott Miller, commanding general of Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

A new commanding general has taken his place in the ranks in Fort Benning's leadership. 

MG Scott Miller assumed command of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning from MG H.R. McMaster during a ceremony at 8 a.m., Friday, July 11, on the parade field behind the National Infantry Museum. 

"As I come in here today, I'm about as excited about this assignment as I've been about any assignment in the US Military," Miller said just before the ceremony. "I'm a old infantryman, so I've been coming here since 1981. But when you look at Fort Benning Georgia, and a good assignment…  it comes down to people, it comes down to mission, and of course the community. And when you put all three of those together here in Columbus, Georgia—outside our gates and inside the gates—you've got one fantastic assignment."   

Miiller is a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., and a graduate of the Marine Corps University, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Strategy. His military schooling includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. 

McMaster said in a statement, "The Army could not have picked a better leader to lead Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center. Scott Miller has the greatest diversity in combat experience of any officer I know and peacetime experience as well. So he is the most accomplished and talented Soldier I know. He is going to bring Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center to the next level."

Miller's most recent assignment was in Afghanistan, where he served as the commander of the NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with "V" device, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge with star, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge and Ranger tab.

McMaster, who has been selected for promotion to lieutenant general, leaves Fort Benning for Fort Eustis in Virginia where he will serve as the Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, a part of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. A date for his promotion has not been announced.

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