WHEREAS, General H. R. McMaster, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, will be leaving Fort Benning, Georgia on reassignment to Virginia;
WHEREAS, Gen. McMaster has been nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General on February 18, 2014 and is being reassigned as Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia;
WHEREAS, Gen. McMaster assumed command at Fort Benning on June 13, 2012 and has been a tremendous partner with the Columbus community and the Consolidated Government;
WHEREAS, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984 and holds a Ph.D. in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
WHEREAS, prior to his service at Fort Benning, Gen McMaster served as Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) in Kabul, Afghanistan;
WHEREAS, he has also commanded Eagle Troop, Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg, Germany and in Southwest Asia during the 1991 Persian Gulf War; 1
Cavalry in Scheinfurt, Germany from 1999-2002; and 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado and in Iraq from June, 2004-June, 2006;
WHEREAS, Gen. McMaster has also served as Special Assistant to Commander, Multinational Force-Iraq from February, 2007-May, 2008; director, Commander’s Advisory Group at U.S. Central Command from May, 2003-2004; and squadron executive officer and regimental operations officer in the 11
Armored Cavalry Regiment from July, 1997-July, 1999;
WHEREAS, the accomplishments of Major General H. R. McMaster are worthy of special recognition by this Council.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:
We hereby commend and congratulate General H.R. McMaster upon his nomination for promotion and wish him every success as he assumes his new duties at the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Let a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Major General H. R. McMaster.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 22nd day of July, 2014, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____ members of Council.
Councilor Allen voting_____________.
Councilor Baker voting_____________.
Councilor Barnes voting____________.
Councilor Davis voting_____________.
Councilor Henderson voting_________.
Councilor Huff voting______________.
Councilor McDaniel voting__________.
Councilor Pugh voting______________.
Councilor Thomas voting____________.
Councilor Woodson voting___________.
SANDRA T. DAVIS, DEPUTY CLERK TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAYOR