Fort Bragg general comes home to where his military career began

Army Gen. Mark Milley knows he can go home again. The 56-year-old four-star general took command Friday of the Army's Forces Command. (WTVD-TV)

Army Gen. Mark Milley knows he can go home again. The 56-year-old four-star general took command Friday of the Army's Forces Command. (WTVD-TV)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Gen. Mark Milley knows he can go home again.

WTVD-TV reported that the 56-year-old four-star general took command Friday of the Army’s Forces Command.

The unit is headquartered at Fort Bragg, where Milley began his military career three decades ago as an 82nd Airborne Division second lieutenant.

Gen. Dan Allyn, outgoing FORSCOM Commander, passed the colors and command to Milley during a Change of Command Ceremony Friday afternoon.

Forces Command is the largest unit in the Army. It trains and equips more than 750,000 soldiers, including active duty, guard, and reserve components. FORSCOM supplied 80-90 percent of the combat troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. FORSCOM is Fort Bragg’s higher command.

“Since World War II, FORSCOM has been in the forefront of ensuring that soldiers and leaders are ready when needed,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno during the ceremony. “Today, that responsibility is no different.”

Read full story: WTVD-TV

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