Ft. Jackson gets new commander

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FORT JACKSON, S.C. — The Army’s largest training installation is getting a new commander who most recently been in charge of training troops in Iraq.

The Pentagon has announced that Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts of Hampton, Va., will take over from Fort Jackson’s current commander, Maj. Gen. James Milano. Milano has served in the post since June 2010.

Roberts has been in the Army for 28 years and most recently was director of the Iraq Training and Advisory Team in Iraq. Before that, he was the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Ky.

The Army says Roberts served as the commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq from 2006 to 2008 and on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.

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