By Samantha HillJune 22, 2018
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -The Army Materiel Command workforce said goodbye to Maj. Gen. Daniel G. Mitchell, deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations, during a June 22 award ceremony.
Mitchell's next assignment is commanding general of U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Michigan.
AMC's commander Gen. Gus Perna credited Mitchell with helping change the philosophy and perception of the organization. He also presented Mitchell with the Distinguished Service Medal. Perna said Mitchell's leadership helped the enterprise maintain materiel readiness and secure its spot as the number one materiel integrator.
"He's been 100 percent selfless," Perna said of Mitchell. "It has been about the Army. It has been about AMC - and I'm incredibly grateful."
Mitchell praised his team members for their shared accomplishments.
"I don't think of myself as anything special, but if I have one quality, it's finding out who the thoroughbreds are and letting them run and just trying to help get the obstacles out of the way," said Mitchell. "As I look around the room and I see all of those thoroughbreds out there, I thank you for all your hard work and dedication and what we've accomplished."
Mitchell served in his position at AMC since June 17, 2017. During his military career, Mitchell said he has moved 20 times taking him from San Antonio to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and as far as Kuwait and Iraq. He thanked his family for their continuous support and resilience.
Perna spoke about his relationship with Mitchell, saying they have known each other since they were majors and have built their relationship over the years. Perna noted it was no accident they were all together again.
"We didn't have to learn each other. We knew each other," Perna said, recalling their history. "We learned how to work together early on, and it was all about what we were trying to achieve."
As Mitchell departs the headquarters, Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg will assume duties as deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations. Fogg previously served as Commandant of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School at the U.S. Army Sustainment Center of Excellence in Fort Lee, Virginia.