Army's Largest Training Site Gets New Commander

6 years 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, August 27 2013 Aug 27, 2013 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:58:20 PM CDT August 27, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The U.S. Army's largest training post is getting a new commander who is a veteran of three deployments in Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker took command Tuesday in a ceremony at the post outside Columbia.

The 49-year-old Becker assumes command from Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, who returns to her position as the Commandant of the United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Combs has been interim commander since Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts was relieved of command in July because of misconduct. Roberts had been suspended in May over charges of adultery and involvement in a physical altercation. He was removed after an investigation by the Army's Criminal Investigation Division.

Fort Jackson puts more than 50,000 new soldiers through basic combat training every year.

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