QUANTICO, Va. (May 4, 2017) - Brig. Gen. David P. Glaser assumed responsibility as the Provost Marshal General of the U.S. Army and took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) during a formal ceremony May 4 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Parade Field in Virginia.
Glaser is the 16th Provost Marshal General, or PMG, to hold the position since it was established in September 1941 and the 13th commander of CID since it was first established as a major command on Sept. 17, 1971. Glaser relieves Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch, who served in the position since September 2014. Inch also retired during the ceremony, concluding his military career after more than 35 years of service.
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn hosted the ceremony and thanked Inch for his leadership and significant contributions during his tenure as the PMG and commanding general of CID and the Army Corrections Command.
"Mark has served our nation and our Army in some of the toughest spots," Allyn said. "Thank you on behalf of a grateful Army and an even more grateful nation."
Allyn then stressed his confidence in Glaser as he assumes the position as the Army's top law enforcement professional.
"Dave is no stranger to this command, having served as its deputy commander since August," Allyn said. "More importantly he is highly regarded throughout the Military Police Corps for the over 30 years that he has served our Army and our nation with distinction."
Inch, in his last official act as the PMG, addressed the law enforcement professionals he has led the past three years.
"I have been humbled to serve in our Army," Inch said. "It is such a privilege to be part of a values based institution, in which we very boldly proclaim those values that we hold dear and that we use to make decisions every day. In doing that, we are able to trust each other in a way that I suppose other institutions cannot."
Glaser relinquished his position as the deputy commanding general of CID and commanding general of the Army Corrections Command to assume his new role as the PMG and the Commanding General of CID, as CID nears its 46th year as the Army's premier investigative agency. Colonel Brian R. Bisacre took command of the Army Corrections Command, May 1. He will also serve as the CID deputy commander.
Throughout its long history, the PMG position was routinely reestablished during major combat, but discontinued shortly after the conflicts ended. The position was reestablished by former Secretary of the Army Thomas White at the onset of the global war on terrorism in 2003.
Following the change of command ceremony, Glaser took the Oath of the Provost Marshal and assumed the responsibilities of the Office of the Provost Marshal General.
During the ceremony, Glaser not only thanked his family and circle of friends, but the Soldiers represented by the Military Police Corps and Army Band. He also expressed his gratitude for the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army for their faith and confidence to appoint him to these positions.
"I am under no illusion that the trust that they have placed in me was due to anything I have accomplished on my own but more a testament to the Soldiers, Civilians, mentors and an incredibly supportive circle of friends and family that have challenged me and pushed me," Glaser said. "I'm greatly indebted to these fine Soldiers, leaders, Family members and friends whose examples I have made part of my leadership philosophy.
"We [Susan and I] are excited for this opportunity and feel confident. We are ready to lead this superb organization into the future," Glaser added.