Category Archives: Command Corner

Fort Benning Conducts Scouts-in-Action Live-Fire Demonstration To Kick Off The 2017 Gainey Cup

By Chris Warner, MCoE PAO FORT BENNING, Ga. – The 2017 Gainey Cup kicked off in true Armor fashion with a loud BOOM on May 1, 2017, at Red Cloud Range. For the first time during the competition the Maneuver Center hosted a Scouts-in-Action live-fire demonstration to showcase the vehicle platforms and lethal capabilities Cavalry Scouts bring to the battlefield.

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Fort Benning welcomes new Armor School Commandant

Brig. Gen. John S. Kolasheski relinquishes responsibility as the Armor School Commandant, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, to Brig. Gen. David A. Lesperance, April 13, 2017. (Photo by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

MCoE Public Affairs Office / FORT BENNING, Ga. РBrig. Gen. David Lesperance became the 51st Chief of Armor and Deputy Commanding General (Armor), Maneuver Center of Excellence, in a change of responsibility ceremony April13 in the Benning Club. Lesperance succeeded Brig. Gen. John Kolasheski. Lesperance graduated from Portland State University in 1989 and was commissioned an Armor Officer. His first

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Holiday Message from TRADOC – Safety Starts Here!

Happy Holidays 2016

Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command / The winter holiday season is a period of high activity, as we use well-deserved time off to recharge our batteries, enjoy opportunities to celebrate with family and friends, and consider all the accomplishments of the past year. Let me extend my heartfelt appreciation and holiday greetings to

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Commander’s Message: A new Soldier’s first Thanksgiving …

Fort Benning officers and senior noncommissioned officers will work the serving lines in the time-honored tradition of serving Soldiers and family members for their annual pre-Thanksgiving meal scheduled for Nov. 23, 2016 at the NCOA Dining Facility on Fort Benning. (Photo by Chris Warner/MCoE PAO)

From Maj. Gen. Eric Wesley, Commanding General, Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence /   Something special occurs here at Fort Benning every Thanksgiving. Soon to be Infantrymen, Tankers, and Scouts, share their first Thanksgiving meal away from home with their new family, the Army family.¬† These future combined arms Soldiers were civilians just a few weeks ago,

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CG Message 6/29/16 – Legacy of freedom shapes America’s independence

The annual Independence Celebration concluded June 25 with a colorful and bright fireworks show over the skies of Fort Benning. (Photo by Patrick Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Eric J. Wesley, U.S. Army Commanding General / Two hundred and forty years ago our founding leaders gathered in Philadelphia to declare that America would no longer submit to rule without representation. Knowing full well this act would start a war, the Founders declared the 13 colonies a free nation; prepared to fight for the right to life, liberty

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