By Marti Yoshida
Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 7, 2019) – A Change-of-Commandant ceremony for the U.S. Army Engineer School is set for 9 a.m. July 2 on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza. Brig. Gen. (P) Robert Whittle Jr. will transfer responsibility to Col. (P) Mark Quander, who will become the school’s 98th commandant.
An awards ceremony will be held at 8:45 a.m. to commemorate Whittle’s service here.
Whittle, who became the school’s 97th Commandant on Sept. 19, 2017, will move on to take command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
Quander comes to Fort Leonard Wood from Winchester, Virginia, where he most recently served as the Commander and Division Engineer of the Transatlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Editor’s note: The inclement weather location for the ceremony is Nutter Field House.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 82,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission.