MG Kurt Stein
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HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MICH. -- In a formal ceremony held on January 29, 2010, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Major General Kurt J. Stein took over as the commander of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), succeeding outgoing commander Major General Scott G. West.

Officiating at the ceremony was U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander General Ann E. Dunwoody. Dunwoody told the audience that "the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command is about delivering capabilities that save lives and delivering these capabilities quickly and at best value."

Stein received a warm welcome by the workforce and he told the crowd how excited he was to be at TACOM. "I can say without any hesitation that this command has a great reputation of meeting the needs of the Warfighter on time, every time," Stein commented. "You are members of a world class service and I thank you for your service."

Stein previously served in Iraq as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Multi-National Force - Iraq, Combined Joint 1/4/8. He has commanded at every level from company through theater support command, and held a wide variety of important staff positions.

West had served as TACOM commanding general since April 2008. During the ceremony he retired from the Army after over 33 years of active duty service. West told the audience

"Today I return to that society that I have had the privilege to serve. I come back better than I could have been without my service ... and I thank you for that privilege."