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192nd color casing set for this week

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FORT BENNING, Ga. -

The 192nd Infantry Brigade will case its colors at the unit's relinquishment of command and discontinuance ceremony at 9 a.m. June 19 on the parade field behind the National Infantry Museum. 

Col. Ronald Clark, commander of the 192nd since June 2011, will relinquish command of the brigade that  has conducted Army Basic Combat Training in direct support of the Global War on Terrorism since it was reactivated here in 2007. 

Clark plans to attend a Senior Service College Fellowship at Duke University, N.C.  Previously, Clark served with Fort Benning's Ranger Training Brigade as an assistant operations officer.

Earlier this year, battalions of the 192nd Infantry Brigade were reorganized here, in preparation for the brigade's discontinuance. These actions are part of the Army's initiative to reshape its forces to meet national security requirements more effectively, while reducing its end-strength from 562,000 at the end of fiscal year 2012 to 490,000 by fiscal year 2020.

This restructuring will save the Army an estimated $1,628,800 in fiscal year 2014.  Forty-four military positions and 27 civilian positions - of which four are currently vacant-were affected by the restructuring.  Affected Soldiers and civilian employees were reassigned to other vacant positions on post. 

The Maneuver Center of Excellence has also offered affected civilian employees the opportunity to take advantage of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Programs.

These actions are not a result of sequestration. Instead they are the local reduction of the number of units needed to train fewer soldiers at Fort Benning due to the overall drawdown of the Army.  Since the wartime highpoint in 2010, the number of soldiers who train here annually has dropped by about 23 percent. As a result, fewer units are needed to support the decreased training load. 

Battalion-levels units assigned to the 192nd will move under the 194th Armored Brigade, effective June 19.  These units include:

 .     1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 192nd Infantry Brigade

.     2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 192nd Infantry Brigade

.     30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception), 192nd Infantry Brigade

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