Bennett takes command of U.S. Army Financial Management Command
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Gustave F. Perna, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, center left, passes the U.S. Army Financial Management Command colors to Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett, USAFMCOM commanding general, during a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in I... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Generally speaking
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Gustave F. Perna, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, left, delivers his remarks shortly after transferring command of the U.S. Army Financial Management Command from Maj. Gen. David C. Coburn, seated left, to Brig. Gen. Mark S. Benne... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
His very best
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett delivers his first address as the U.S. Army Financial Management Command commanding general during a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis, Oct. 25, 2019. In that speech, he promised the USAFMCOM team to give... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
His very best
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett delivers his first address as the U.S. Army Financial Management Command commanding general during a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis, Oct. 25, 2019. In that speech, he promised the USAFMCOM team to give... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Partners in service
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Greg Schmalfeldt, Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis director and Army client executive, right, congratulates Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett shortly after Bennett took command of the U.S. Army Financial Management Command during a ceremo... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Congrats from the top
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Gustave F. Perna, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, right, congratulates Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett shortly after Bennett took command of the U.S. Army Financial Management Command during a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in In... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
AMC welcome
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Gustave F. Perna, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, presents a coin to Yvonne Bennett welcoming her to the AMC family shortly after her husband, Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett, took command of the U.S. Army Financial Management Command ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Cake cutting
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett, U.S. Army Financial Management Command commanding general, cuts a cake with his son, Matthew, his daughter, Allyson, and his wife, Yvonne shortly after he took command during a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in India... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Bennett takes command of USAFMCOM
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Gustave F. Perna, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, left, delivers his remarks shortly after transferring command of the U.S. Army Financial Management Command from Maj. Gen. David C. Coburn to Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett during a ce... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett took command of the U.S. Army Financial Management Command during a special ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial Oct. 25.

Under Bennett's direction, the command will serve as the lead for financial operations for the Army across the globe, provide functional management of Army accounting systems and serve as the primary unit working to standardize Army business management processes, which leads to greater efficiency and effectiveness in managing Army resources.

"I promise to give you my very best and care about the entire USAFMCOM team and their families," said Bennett shortly after taking command. "All I ask is that you care enough to give this command your best."

Gen. Gustave F. Perna, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, presided over the ceremony, which was the first formal event for USAFMCOM since it was realigned under AMC at the beginning of this month.

"There's and old saying that, 'the only constant is change,' and you've witnessed that change today," said Perna. "And, this (change) comes as part of a larger change for the entire command."

"From being a direct reporting unit to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller to reporting to the commanding general of Army Materiel Command, your mission remains enormous and important to our Army," he added.

USAFMCOM's mission is to conduct enterprise-level financial operations and provide technical coordination for finance and comptroller units and commands across the Army in order to ensure the effective implementation of policies and programs to support, optimally resourcing the Army.

According to USAFMCOM leadership, the realignment under AMC fully nests finance and comptroller support within the sustainment warfighting function as USAFMCOM continues to serve as the Army's focal point for all finance, comptroller, accounting and audit support operations.

That change will also facilitate multi-domain operations and extend USAFMCOM's operational and technical expertise to enhance the Army's audit and fiscal stewardship efforts.

Prior to this assignment, Bennett served as the director of resource management (G8) for the Headquarters, U.S. Army Installation Management Command. Throughout his 29 years of service, Bennett served in a variety of tactical, operational and strategic assignments.

Bennett took command from Maj. Gen. David C. Coburn, who had led the unit since March 2016. Coburn, the highest ranking service member stationed in Indiana, retired in a ceremony after the event, bringing his 37-year military career to a close.

A complete video of the ceremony is available at https://www.dvidshub.net/video/717480/usafmcom-change-command.