U.S. Army Garrison At Fort Riley Welcomes New Leadership

The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Riley held a change of command, change of responsibility and retirement ceremony Thursday morning at Ware Parade Field.

Outgoing Commander, Colonel William Clark retired after over 30 years of service in the Army. His next journey brings him to the Flint Hills where he’ll serve as the Executive Director of the  Flint Hills Regional Council.

Incoming Commander, Colonel Andrew Cole, Jr.  previously served at Fort Riley as commander of the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion in 2009.

Outgoing Command Sergeant Major, Calvin Bennett, Sr. retired after over 29 years of service in the Army. In his retirement, Bennett said he plans to spend more time with his wife Michelle; son, Colvin Jr.; and daughter, Mariana.

Incoming Command Sergeant Major, Terry Gardener arrived at Fort Riley from Anchorage, Alaska where he was responsible for the 4th Brigade at Joint Base Elendorf-Richardson.