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Fort Leavenworth commanding general departs for Hawaii post

Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown (Image: Wikimedia Commons via U.S. Army) Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown (Image: Wikimedia Commons via U.S. Army)

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - The commanding general of Fort Leavenworth in Kansas has been picked to lead the U.S. Army Pacific in Hawaii.

The Army installation announced Friday that Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown relinquished command Thursday after receiving Senate confirmation for a four-star promotion. As the commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific, he will lead about 80,000 soldiers in an area stretching from the northwest coast of Alaska to Japan.

Brown had served as the commander of Fort Leavenworth and a training facility called the Combined Arms Center since February 2014.

He has been involved in developing a program to train people who assist sexual assault victims. Fort Leavenworth said in a news release that Brown also has overseen an effort to offer soldiers college credit and certification for their Army service.

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