Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 18, 2020) — A change of command ceremony for the commanding general of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to take place June 26 on the installation. The ceremony will be virtual and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/fortleonardwoodmissouri/.
The change of command is slated to begin at 9 a.m.
Maj. Gen. Donna Martin will relinquish command of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood to Brig. Gen. James Bonner, who most recently served as Commanding General of the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives, or CBRNE Command.
Martin, who took command of the post Aug. 28, 2018, will be the Provost Marshal General of the Army, Commanding General U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
The following additional ceremonies will also be taking place across the installation June 22 through 26. All will be livestreamed on https://www.facebook.com/fortleonardwoodmissouri/.
June 22 at 2 p.m. — General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital ground breaking
June 23 at 10 a.m. — General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital change of command where Col. Kimberlie Biever relinquishes command to Col. Aaron Pitney
June 24 at 2 p.m. — 1st Engineer Brigade change of command where Col. Kip Korth relinquishes command to Col. Gerald Law
June 25 at 10 a.m. — U.S. Air Force 368th Training Squadron change of command where Lt. Col. Josh Aldred relinquishes command to Lt. Col. Allen Branco
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 80,000 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 Detachment and Air Force Squadron 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