Story and photos by Maj. Sara Morris
The 102d Training Division held a change of command ceremony June 22 at Fort Leonard Wood.
The event was hosted by Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general.
Brig. Gen. Michael Harvey, the outgoing commander, will be taking command of the 7th Support Mission Command in Germany. He will also serve as a Deputy Commanding General to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.
“The Army always gets it right,” Martin said. “We are sorry to see Mike leave, but I know that he is the right choice for the 7th MSC, and that Matt is the right choice to lead the 102nd.”
“To the Soldiers of the 102nd Division, there are no words that would do justice to how proud I am and how privileged I am to have served with you,” Harvey said. “Thank you for the privilege of serving with you for the last 21 months.”
Under Harvey’s time as commanding general, the division has grown from three brigades to six. The division has also relocated three brigade headquarters, with another to follow shortly. These changes have increased the division’s training mission by more than double.
The incoming commander, Brig. Gen. Matthew Baker, was previously assigned as the Deputy Commanding General-Support to the 416th Theater Engineer Command.
“I look forward to continuing the legacy of the 102nd and continuing to improve in all areas of training and readiness,” said Baker.
(Editor’s note: Morris is the public affairs officer for the 102nd Training Division.)