Fort Monroe, Va. - Lt. Gen. promotable Robert W. Cone, designated as Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, will assume command here Friday, April 29, during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony in Continental Park hosted by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army.

Cone has commanded III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, since September 2009, and served as Deputy Commanding General - Operations, for U.S. Forces, Iraq, in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn during March 2010 to February 2011. He was confirmed by the United States Senate during a vote April 14 to become the new TRADOC commander. Cone will be promoted to the rank of general prior to the assumption of command.

The ceremony is open to the public.