FORT BENNING, Ga., (April 30, 2014) -- Time magazine named Fort Benning's commanding general, Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, to its 2014 Time 100, the national publication's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The full list and related tributes appear in the May 5 issue of Time, available on newsstands and tablets now, and now available online at time.com/time100.

The list, now in its 11th year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world's most influential individuals.

As Time has described the list in the past, "The Time 100 is not a list of the most powerful people in the world, it's not a list of the smartest people in the world, it's a list of the most influential people in the world. They're scientists, they're thinkers, they're philosophers, they're leaders, they're icons, they're artists, they're visionaries. (They are) people who are using their ideas, their visions, their actions to transform the world and have an effect on a multitude of people."

McMaster assumed command of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning June 13, 2012. Prior to his arrival at Fort Benning he most recently served as Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Previously he served as Director of Concept Development and Learning at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

He was commissioned as an officer in the Army upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1984. He holds a PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Feb. 18 that the president nominated McMaster for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general, futures/director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (known as ARCIC), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. McMaster is scheduled to depart Fort Benning this summer for his new assignment.

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