FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 10, 2024) — A Senior Executive Service induction ceremony will be held for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood’s new Deputy to the Commanding General, Douglas Babb, at 11:30 a.m. May 13 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium.

The SES is a position classification in the United States federal civil service equivalent to general officer or flag officer rank in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The SES was established by the Civil Service Reform Act and went into effect on July 13, 1979. The SES is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of our government. This dedicated corps of executives share a commitment to public service and a set of democratic values grounded in the fundamental ideals of the Constitution.

As the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood’s new Deputy to the Commanding General, Babb has many roles to fill, all of which work closely with the installation’s commanding general, command sergeant major, chief of staff, other senior leaders and enterprise partners.

Babb hails from Kissimmee, Florida. Prior to the appointment as the MSCoE Deputy to the Commanding General, Babb served as the Director, Information and Technology for the HQ Department of the Army G9.

Babb culminated over 21 years of military service as the Deputy Director at Network Operations at Fort Eisenhower, Georgia.

Babb holds a Master of Science in national security and resource strategy, Eisenhower School, National Defense University in Washington, DC, along with a master’s degree in telecommunications management from Webster University.

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About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 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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