FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will welcome Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts as its new commanding general in a ceremony at 10 a.m., April 10, at the Officers' Club. Roberts will become the 45th commanding general in Fort Jackson history.
Roberts, a native of Hampton, Va., received his commission in 1983. Before coming to Fort Jackson, he served as the director of the Iraq Training and Advisory Team. Other previous assignments include deputy commander of the United States Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., and commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He also served as the presidential plans and operations officer in the White House Military Office and as assistant deputy director for operations with the National Military Command Center, J-3, on the Joint Staff win Washington.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University in commercial marketing and merchandising, a master's degree from Central Michigan University in administration and a master's degree from the National War College in national security and strategic studies.
Roberts' decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters).
He was deployed to Iraq three times and also served overseas in Germany and Bosnia.
Roberts is married with three children.
Roberts will assume command from Maj. Gen. James Milano, who will transition to the private sector after 33 years of service.