Fort Benning Has a New Commanding General

Major General Gary M. Brito received the MCoE and Fort Benning colors, assuming command, from Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, the outgoing MCoE commander.

Major General Gary M. Brito received the MCoE and Fort Benning colors, assuming command, from Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, the outgoing MCoE commander.

Brito’s most recent assignment was commanding general of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

He also served as the deputy commanding general (Support) and (Operations) for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the director of Force 2025 and Beyond Directorate for Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Brito became an infantry Officer in March 1987 through the ROTC at Pennsylvania State University in State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning.

He also holds a Master of Science in Human Resources from Troy University in Troy, Alabama, and a Master of Science in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.

From 1990 to 1995, Brito was a student in the Infantry Officer Advanced Course; an instructor for the Officer Candidate School; a commander of E Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment; and an instructor for Tactics Division, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment.

From 2003 to 2004 he was chief of the Office of Infantry Proponency, and from 2004 to 2006 he was commander of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

major General Eric Wesley became the commanding general of MCoE and Fort Benning in March 2016.

During his remarks to the audience, he thanked the Soldiers who contributed to the training mission the Maneuver Center of Excellence undertakes.

“So to those fine men and women, I personally want to thank you for your commitment, for your work, your willingness, your role in preserving our way of life and our Army,” said Wesley.

Wesley will receive a third star and is assigned as the deputy commanding general, Futures / director, for the Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Pictures courtesy Army News Service

 

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