Fort Hood has a new commanding general

In this image provided by Fort Hood Public Affairs, Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, receives the III Corps colors from Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, during the III Corps change of command ceremony on Aug. 8, 2014 at Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Daniel Cernero, III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs)
In this image provided by Fort Hood Public Affairs, Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, receives the III Corps colors from Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, during the III Corps change of command ceremony on Aug. 8, 2014 at Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Daniel Cernero, III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood and III Corps have a new commanding general.

Lt. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland relieved Lt. Gen. Mark Milley of command during ceremonies Friday at the Central Texas Army post.

MacFarland comes to Fort Hood after commanding Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division.

Milley had commanded III Corps and Fort Hood since December 2012. He will be promoted to general and become the commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Aug. 15.

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