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Fort Bragg ceremony marks new FORSCOM commander

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Gen. Mark Milley Gen. Mark Milley
Gen. Daniel Allyn Gen. Daniel Allyn
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -

The largest organization in the Army, which is headquartered at Fort Bragg, has a new leader who has been based at Fort Bragg in the past.

Gen. Mark Milley took command of the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) during a ceremony Friday afternoon. He follows outgoing FORCOM commander Gen. Daniel Allyn who is leaving Fort Bragg to become the Army's next Vice Chief of Staff. He will work closely in Washington, D.C. with Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno who also participated in the change of command ceremony.

As FORSCOM commander, Milley will oversee more than 750,000 active-duty and reserve-component soldiers. FORSCOM has about 20 units in more than a dozen states.

Milley was last assigned as Commanding General of the III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas. He has served in the Army for 34 years, including his firs years in the Army with the 82d Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.

Milley's education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, Masters Degrees from Columbia University in International Relations and from the United States Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies.

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