Public Affairs

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 9, 2022) The United States Army Military Police School is scheduled to host a change of commandant ceremony at 8 a.m. May 13 at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza, with an inclement weather location of Lincoln Hall Auditorium.

During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Niave Knell will transfer responsibilities for the MP School and MP Corps Regiment to Col. Sarah Albrycht, who will become the school’s 52nd commandant and chief of the MP Corps Regiment.

Albrycht comes to Fort Leonard Wood after having most recently served as the deputy director of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Virginia, and deputy Provost Marshal General (OPMG), Pentagon.

Knell is slated to become the deputy commanding general (support), 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

Media who wish to cover this event should contact the Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145 by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 80 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains nearly 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.

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