New Commander to Take Lead of Garrison at Carlisle Barracks
New commander to take lead of Garrison at Carlisle Barracks
CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa. – Lt. Col. Kimberly Peeples will take command of the
United States Army Garrison at Carlisle Barracks during a change of command ceremony on the post’s historic parade grounds at Wheelock Bandstand, Friday, May 10 at 9 a.m.
Peeples comes to Pa. from Washington D.C., where she was a program manager at the White House Military Office. Prior to her position at the White House, Peeples was assigned to the 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., as the brigade engineer.
Peeples has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in construction management from the University of Washington.
Her military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Air Defense Artillery Advanced Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College.
Garrison commanders on Carlisle Barracks provide “city-manager” support to the mission activities of the Army War College and other organizations, as well as to residents living on post.
The outgoing commander, Lt. Col. William McDonough, has served as garrison commander since July 2011. After the change of command, McDonough will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During his time as garrison commander, he has successfully obtained both funding and approval to demolish the last group of aging housing units on post and to begin the construction of new housing units, obtained permit approval allowing for the construction of a new Youth Center, and managed other long overdue improvements and fixes across the installation.
The change of command ceremony is a formal tradition to demonstrate continuity of command. The military and civilian members of the Garrison at Carlisle Barracks will assemble for the event, highlighted by the passing of the unit guidon from outgoing commander to presiding officer to new commander. Davis Tindoll, Jr., director of the Atlantic Region, Installation Management Command, will preside.
The ceremony will move to Root Hall gym in case of inclement weather.
If you plan to cover this event, please contact the Public Affairs Office to coordinate for security and parking—call 717-245-3845 by noon, May 9.
Enter Carlisle Barracks at the intersection of Claremont and Jim Thorpe Roads, Carlisle, Pa, 17013. Be prepared to show driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
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