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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 5:02am

Ft. Benning Getting New Commander

Fort Benning is scheduled to welcome a new commanding general in June.

The Pentagon announced Wednesday it has named Brig. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr. to lead the Army post outside Columbus after he is promoted to major general. If his new rank and assignment are confirmed by the U.S. Senate, McMaster is scheduled to take command June 13.

He will replace Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, who is leaving Fort Benning to lead the Army's 1 Corps based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Seattle.

McMaster will come to Fort Benning from Afghanistan, where he has been serving as commander of a joint interagency task force that's part of the International Security Assistance Force.

McMaster will be Fort Benning's 53rd commanding officer.