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Fort Carson Chief Says Goodbye, Heads To Leavenworth

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(credit: carson.army.mil)

(credit: carson.army.mil)

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Fort Carson is getting a new top commander as Maj. Gen. David Perkins formally says goodbye and takes a new assignment at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson will succeed Perkins in a ceremony Wednesday at the post outside Colorado Springs.

Like Perkins, Anderson will command the 4th Infantry Division.

Anderson’s most recent assignment was director of operations for readiness and mobilization for the deputy chief of staff.

Perkins has been nominated for promotion to lieutenant general. His new job will be commander of the Combined Arms Center, overseeing schools and training centers including air defense, armor, aviation, infantry and intelligence.

Perkins and his 4th Infantry Division headquarters staff spent most of the past 12 months in Iraq, overseeing U.S. forces in the northern part of that country.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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