A promotion ceremony for Brig. Gen. Kent Savre, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. July 30 on the MSCoE Plaza.

Savre will be promoted to major general.

The 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, is scheduled to preside over the ceremony.

Savre took command of MSCoE and the installation on April 7 and was nominated to receive his second star in June.

Prior to his return to Fort Leonard Wood, Savre commanded the North Atlantic Division office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Hamilton, New York.

In that capacity, Savre oversaw a $5-billion, annual program to plan, design and construct projects to support the military, protect America's water resources and mitigate risk from disasters across the Northeast, Europe and Africa.

Previous assignments include serving as assistant corps engineer for I Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington, now Joint Base Lewis-McChord; commander of the 864th Engineer Battalion in Iraq; director of the Counter Explosive Hazards Center, from 2005 to 2007 here; and commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas, as well as numerous other stateside and overseas combat and staff assignments.

A native of Edina, Minnesota, Savre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a Master of Science degree in construction management from Arizona State University, and a Master's Degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.