|By Sgt. 1st Class, Darrin McDufford, 88th Regional
FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Maj. Gen. Karen E. LeDoux assumed command of the 88th
Regional Support Command (RSC) from Brig. Gen. Alton G. Berry during a
change of command ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wis., Feb. 9.
LeDoux accepted the 88th’s colors, which date back to Camp Dodge, Iowa
in 1917, from Maj. Gen. Glenn J. Lesniak, deputy commanding general —
support, U. S. Army Reserve, then returned them to Command Sgt. Maj.
Michael B. Koszuta, showing her trust and confidence in the command’s
senior enlisted Soldier.
Maj. Gen. Karen E. LeDoux (second from right) assumes command of
the 88th Regional Support Command. Receiving the flag from her
is Command Sgt. Maj. Michael B. Koszuta of the 88th. Brig. Gen.
Alton G. Berry, outgoing 88th commander and Maj. Gen. Glenn J.
Lesniak, deputy commanding general — support, U.S. Army Reserve,
(Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Osvaldo Sanchez)
“Brigadier General Berry, you have done a magnificent job the past
nine months, and your care and leadership is evident throughout the
command, and I look forward to working with you and the 88th Regional
Support Command Family as we continue to provide world-class support to
our supported units,” said LeDoux.She added, “The 88th RSC already has
established an excellent track record of providing superb support to
operational, functional and training commands of the
U.S. Army Reserve. We will continue to raise the bar on excellence and
work with the other RSCs to standardize business processes across USARC.”
The accomplishments during the past year consisted of construction
projects, environmental impact reduction, work orders, promotion and
award boards, base operations along with a plethora of support items
that directly affect the operational, functional and training commands.
LeDoux takes over the 88th RSC at a crucial time of budget issues and
operational drawdown. Her challenges will effect essential base
operations support in the areas of personnel, operations, information
management, logistics and facility management in their new 19-state
region in the northwest quadrant of the country.
“The 88th RSC’s staff is comprised of professional subject-matter
experts throughout the command. These professionals work well together
as a team where the focus is on providing best-in-class service to 566
units throughout a 19-state area of responsibility.,” said Berry.
“The command culture is one that blends the best from these qualified
professionals to maintain a high level of service,” she added.
“Having served as both commanding general and deputy commanding general,
I ensure the command’s focus and resources are devoted to those we
serve,” Berry said.
“Major General LeDoux, the 88th has competed for the Army Communities of
Excellence award and I look forward to witnessing you being the
recipient of this special recognition,” he added.
In her civilian life, LeDoux is employed by Logistics Technology Group,
Logistics Management Institute as the deputy program manager and
Berry will return to the position of the deputy commanding general of
the 88th RSC.