New Army Command for Alaska

A new commander for U.S. Army Alaska has been selected. Army officials say Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrett will take command during a ceremony Thursday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Garrett will replace Maj. Gen. Raymond P. Palumbo, who is scheduled to be promoted and moved to the Pentagon.

Palumbo has been the commander of U.S. Army Alaska since July 2010.