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Ft. Benning hosts Change of Garrison Command ceremony

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Fort Benning has had a Change of Garrison Command.

Col. Andrew Hilmes is now in charge, and he will replace Col. Michail Hurter.

Col. Hurter is highly decorated and his honors include the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal.

He was educated at the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Army War Collegey. The ceremony included remarks from both the incoming and outgoing officers.

Fort Benning expects continued success under Col. Hilmes' command.

Hilmes earned his commission as an Armor Officer in 1995 from the U.S. Military Academy. He also has had deployments in Kuwait, Iraq and Bosnia.

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