MCoE change of command announced

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The Department of the Army announced Thursday that MG Robert Brown will become the new commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning.

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

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

MG Brown’s command experience includes that as commander of D Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colo.; commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Mechanized), 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, and Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and commander of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Lewis, Wash., and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 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 MG 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.”

MG Ferriter’s next assignment is pending announcement.