Fort Benning to get new commander
May 12, 2009
- Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter will become the new commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning.
- Currently the effects coordinator for the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C., General Ferriter will replace Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero.
The Department of the Army has announced that Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter will become the new commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning.
Currently the effects coordinator for the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C., General Ferriter will replace Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero.
The change of command ceremony is set for June 24 at 8 a.m. on Soldiers Field at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park.
General Ferriter is no stranger to Fort Benning. In addition to the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and Ranger school, he has served three tours here.
From 1991 to 1994 he was the Regimental S-5 (Civil Military Operations), later Plans and Special Operations Officer, later S-3 (Operations), 3d Battalion, later Regimental S-3 (Operations), 75th Ranger Regiment, here and in Somalia during Operation Restore Hope.
From 1996 to 1998 he was the commander, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. And from 1999 to 2001 he was the commander of the 11th Infantry Regiment.
Aca,!A"MG Mike Ferriter is an outstanding Soldier, Infantryman and leader and is the perfect choice to lead Fort Benning as it develops into the Maneuver Center of Excellence,Aca,!A? said General Barbero. Aca,!A"He brings a wealth of experience and a diverse background with service in TRADOC, FORSCOM, The Ranger Regiment and, most recently in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I have served with Mike several times over the years and I know that he and Margie will have a significantly positive impact on the Fort Benning community.Aca,!A?
At this time, there is no official decision on MG Barbero's future assignment.