FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs replaced Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts as commanding general of the Army Training Center and Fort Jackson Tuesday. Combs most recently served as commandant of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

"Brig. Gen. Combs is a tremendous leader who will serve the people of Fort Jackson well," said Maj. Gen. Bradley May, deputy commanding officer for Initial Military Training, in a message to Fort Jackson personnel Tuesday. "She has extensive experience in Initial Military Training, having commanded at the battalion and brigade level ..."

The move was made after Roberts was suspended of his duties by Gen. Robert Cone, TRADOC commander, because of allegations of misconduct, including adultery and a physical altercation.

Combs will serve as interim commander until the investigation is complete.

She was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army Chemical Corps in May 1985, as a distinguished military graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Combs' previous assignments include commander of the 84th Chemical Battalion and commander of the 3rd Chemical Brigade, both at Fort Leonard Wood. She also served as the joint nuclear biological and chemical operations officer during Operation Enduring Freedom, for the United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and as the chief of staff for the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission, United States Forces-Iraq, Baghdad.

Her military education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Syracuse University, a Master of Science Degree from Saint Mary College, and a Master of Strategic Arts Degree from the U.S. Army War College.

"Fort Jackson is in good hands as we continue the mission," May said.

Page last updated Thu May 23rd, 2013 at 13:25