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Nov 16, 2011 4:06 PM by Matt Stafford

Change of command at Fort Carson

The role of Commanding General at Fort Carson has changed hands; Major General David Perkins turned over power to Major General Joseph Anderson in a ceremony Wednesday morning on the Mountain Post.

Maj. Gen. Anderson will be in charge of the Army's 4th Infantry Division as well as Fort Carson. He comes to Colorado Springs from Washington D.C., where he served as director of operations for readiness and mobilization at the Pentagon in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff. He has a wife and two sons.

Maj. Gen. Perkins took command of the 4th Infantry Division in July 2009. He's moving to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to serve as the commanding general for the Army's Combined Arms Center.

The 4th Infantry Division headquarters, and Maj. Gen. Perkins, recently returned from a year-long deployment to Iraq; assisting and training Iraqi security forces as well as helping to rebuild infrastructure.

Right now the 4th I.D. is preparing for possible orders to assist in Afghanistan.

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