Fort McCoy News Nov. 11, 2016

86th commander relinquishes command

Soldiers with the 86th Training Division participate in the relinquishment-of-command ceremony Oct. 23 at the Fort McCoy Parade Field. The ceremony marked the end of Brig. Gen. Lee Gray’s command of the 86th Training Division.
Soldiers with the 86th Training Division participate in the
relinquishment-of-command ceremony Oct. 23 at the Fort McCoy
Parade Field. The ceremony marked the end of Brig. Gen. Lee Gray's
command of the 86th Training Division.



Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, commanding general of 84th Training Command, receives the division guidon from Brig. Gen. Lee Gray during the ceremony.
Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, commanding general of 84th Training
Command, receives the division guidon from Brig. Gen. Lee Gray
during the ceremony.



Col. Mitchell Waite receives the division guidon from Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter marking his transition to position of the interim commanding general of the 86th Training Division.
Col. Mitchell Waite receives the division guidon from Maj. Gen. Scottie
Carpenter marking his transition to position of the interim commanding
general of the 86th Training Division.

Brig. Gen. Lee Gray relinquished command as commanding general of the 86th Training Division during a ceremony Oct. 23 at the Fort McCoy Parade Field.

Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, commanding general of the 84th Training Command, presided over the ceremony.

Col. Mitchell Waite will serve as interim commanding general of the 86th. Gray moves into the role of Army Reserve Engagement Cells director for U.S. Army Central.

Dozens of 86th and other Fort McCoy community members attended and participated in the ceremony.

The 86th Training Division, a tenant organization at Fort McCoy, trains and assesses Army Reserve Units in Army Force Generation in accordance with U.S. Army Reserve Command and U.S. Army Forces Command directives in support of operational and functional commands through the conduct of Warrior Exercises and Combat Support Training Exercises.

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)