• FORT CARSON, Colo. " Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command presents the Distinguished Service Medal to Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, before his change of command ceremony, Nov. 16, 2011. Bromberg presented Perkins the award for his outstanding commitment to Soldiers and Families of 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson during his tenure as commanding general. Perkins assumed command of the "Ivy" Division, July 16, 2009.

    Distinguished service

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command presents the Distinguished Service Medal to Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Major General Joseph Anderson, new commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson addresses his troops for the first time during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Nov. 16, 2011. "It is hard to believe that this day has finally arrived, but we certainly didn't get here alone," Anderson said. "We are grateful for this opportunity and thrilled at finally being here at Fort Carson." Anderson arrives at Fort Carson having served in all five types of infantry units " Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, Light and Mechanized.

    Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Major General Joseph Anderson, new commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson addresses his troops for the first time during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Nov. 16, 2011. "It is hard to believe...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Major General David G. Perkins, outgoing commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson,  addresses the Soldiers, Family members, and civilians that make up the Fort Carson community, during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Nov. 16, 2011. Perkins departed the "Mountain Post" to assume command of U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. "Each and every time our nation has asked the Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. to do those very hard jobs that others have failed to do," said Perkins, "the Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. always responded to our nation's call."

    Major General David G. Perkins

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Major General David G. Perkins, outgoing commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, addresses the Soldiers, Family members, and civilians that make up the Fort Carson community, during a change of command ceremony...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, presents Ginger Perkins with the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service medal in appreciation for her work during her time with the 4th Infantry Division Family Readiness Group, Nov. 16, 2011. While her husband Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, served as the commanding general of 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, Ginger committed personal time and effort to meeting the needs of Fort Carson Families.

    Outstanding service

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, presents Ginger Perkins with the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service medal in appreciation for her work...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Major General David G. Perkins hands the 4th Infantry Division colors to Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, relinquishing his position as the commander of the 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Nov. 16, 2011. Bromberg served as the reviewing officer for the ceremony. The act of passing the colors is symbolic of the passing of the command authority from an outgoing commander to his replacement. With the passing of the colors, Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson assumed responsibility for the units and Soldiers of Fort Carson.

    Passing of the colors

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Major General David G. Perkins hands the 4th Infantry Division colors to Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, relinquishing his position as the commander of the 4th...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Reviewing officer, Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, passes the 4th Infantry Division colors to Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, symbolizing the passing of responsibility to command the units and Soldiers of the "Ivy" Division and Fort Carson, during a change of command ceremony on Founders Field Nov. 16, 2011.

    Taking command

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Reviewing officer, Lieutenant General Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, passes the 4th Infantry Division colors to Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, symbolizing the passing of...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " From left, 2nd Lieutenant Lucas Waniewski, a fire direction officer, and Staff Sgt. Charles Paris, Jr., Paladin section chief, both assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, present Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, with the shells of the last rounds fired in their honor during a change of command ceremony at Fort Carson, Nov. 16, 2011. Perkins and Dailey said farewell to the 4th Inf. Div. and the "Mountain Post" during the ceremony held at Manhart Field. Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson assumed command of the "Ivy" Division and Fort Carson during the ceremony.

    The final rounds

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " From left, 2nd Lieutenant Lucas Waniewski, a fire direction officer, and Staff Sgt. Charles Paris, Jr., Paladin section chief, both assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Clifford Estes, a cannon crewmember assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pulls the lanyard on a 75mm Pack howitzer, while Pvt. Kenneth Ard, cannon crewmember, 3rd Bn., 29th FA Regt., waits to reload another round during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Fort Carson, Nov. 16, 2011. The artillery battery fired 15 rounds during the ceremony and presented the final shells to the outgoing leadership of 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey.

    Volley

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Specialist Clifford Estes, a cannon crewmember assigned to Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pulls the lanyard on a 75mm Pack howitzer, while Pvt. Kenneth Ard...

  • FORT CARSON, Colo. " Ginger Perkins, Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, Beth Anderson, and Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, render honors to the National Colors during the pass in review portion of a change of command ceremony at Fort Carson, Nov. 16, 2011. During the ceremony, Anderson assumed command of the service members and units of 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson. Perkins leaves the "Mountain Post" to assume command of U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

    Honors

    FORT CARSON, Colo. " Ginger Perkins, Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, Beth Anderson, and Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, render honors to the National Colors during the pass in review portion of a change of command ceremony at Fort Carson, Nov. 16, 2011. During...

FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Major General Joseph Anderson assumed command of the units and Soldiers of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Nov. 16.
With the ceremonial passing of the colors, Anderson replaced Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, who will take command of U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Perkins and the 4th Inf. Div. set the standard for what right looks like during his tour as the division's senior leader, said Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command.
"Commanding the 'Ivy' Division is a rare but special opportunity that comes with its own distinct set of challenges and opportunities," Bromberg said. "Major General David Perkins has met all of those challenges. He successfully commanded the 'Steadfast and Loyal' Division through a decisive period in its unit history."
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, Colorado-native and Medal of Honor recipient George Sekato, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper were amongst the distinguished guests in attendance at the ceremony.
Perkins assumed command of 4th Inf. Div., July 16, 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas. Within a week, the division unfurled its colors at Manhart Field on Fort Carson, where Perkins took responsibility for the tenant units that call the "Mountain Post" home.
As the Fort Carson commanding general, Perkins and his staff attended to the needs of more than 25,000 Soldiers and their Families.
In October of 2010, Perkins and his division staff deployed to northern Iraq with the mission to train and assist Iraqi Security Forces to take responsibility for the security of the Iraqi people.
"Command is a very special time in a military career," Bromberg said. "There is no greater honor or privilege than to lead American Soldiers. Over the last two years, Dave has commanded the 4th Inf. Div. magnificently with skill, imagination, resourcefulness and determination, and most importantly with authentic love of Soldiers and concern for their Families."
During his final address to the Fort Carson community, Perkins said he appreciated the opportunity to serve as the commanding general of 4th Inf. Div.
"The 4th Inf. Div. and the Soldiers underneath these colors fought in the valley of the Neuse-Argonne in WWI, the Sands of Utah Beach, the Jungles of Vietnam, the dust of Iraq, and even as we speak, the mountains of Afghanistan," Perkins said.
"Each and every time our nation has asked the Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. to do those very hard jobs that others have failed to do… the Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. always responded to our nation's call, and they were always there to do those very difficult tasks and accomplish those missions," he said.
Perkins said that although he is eager to take on his next assignment, he will miss his time with the Ivy Division and the relationships he made during his two-years as its commanding general.
"As I walk off the parade field, today, it will be with a heavy heart," said Perkins. "For one, I will be leaving the ranks of the mighty 4th Inf. Div.; I will be leaving Fort Carson."
Perkins said he would also miss the companionship and reliability of his senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A Dailey.
"He is the epitome of a selfless servant, the epitome of a professional Soldier, the epitome of a personal and professional friend," Perkins said. "Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey and all the other noncommissioned officers in the 4th Inf. Div., and in the military, thank you for being the backbone of our military."
During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Brian M. Stall, the division's new senior enlisted leader, took responsibility for the training and welfare of the Soldiers of Fort Carson.
For his next assignment, Dailey will take up residence at Fort Eustis, Va., as the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
Anderson thanked Perkins and his wife, Ginger Perkins, for welcoming him and his Family to the "Mountain Post," and expressed excitement at the opportunity to lead the 4th Inf. Div. through its next chapter.
"It is hard to believe that this day has finally arrived, but we certainly didn't get here alone," Anderson said. "We are grateful for this opportunity and thrilled to finally be at Fort Carson."
Anderson joins the 4th Inf. Div. after serving at the Pentagon as the director of operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army.
"Joe has established his reputation Army-wide as a splendid Soldier, a tough trainer, and a proven combat leader," said Bromberg. "He is the right leader at the right time to continue leading this great division."

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