Raymer new engineer school commandant

By Mike Bowers
 Managing editor

 The U.S. Army Engineer School’s 96th commandant comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Pentagon where he was director, Office of the Chief of Engineers.

 Col. James Raymer replaced Brig. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser as the Chief of Engineers at a change-of-commandancy ceremony held Friday in Nutter Field House.

 Funkhouser, who recently received notification of promotion to major general, will assume duties as U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training, Fort Eustis, Virginia.

 “I want to focus my comments today, not on me, but on what our team accomplished,” Funkhouser said. “We were able to accomplish a great deal, and I attribute it all to our team of professionals consistently dedicated to the mission.”

 Among those accomplishments Funkhouser mentioned:

 — Brigade Engineer Battalion implementation. “We didn’t just…