Fort Carson changes command

Fort Carson change of command Mike Duran - FOX21 News

Fort Carson now has a new commanding general.

Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson transferred command on Thursday afternoon of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson to Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera.

LaCamera was previously at Fort Bragg, N.C., serving as the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He served in that position since July 2012.

Andersen now heads to Fort Bragg where he will serve as the Special Assistant to the Commanding General of U.S. Forces Commad.

He took command of the 4th Infantry Division in Nov. 2011. Since then, he oversaw inception and growth of many programs aimed at improving the quality of life for Fort Carson soldiers and families, officials said. Some of those programs include Transition University, the Adopt-a-School program and the opening of the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex.

“Anderson has helped cement Fort Carson and the 4th Inf. Div. as models for pioneering wellness and resiliency initiatives that take care of Soldiers and Families, chief among them being the embedded behavioral health team model, which provides behavioral health care at the unit level and helps decrease stigma,” officials said. “The Army is currently looking to make EBHTs a service-wide concept by fiscal year 2016.”

Additionally, Anderson focused on caring for wounded warriors as he worked to expand behavioral health initiatives and streamlining the medical processes.

The 4th Infantry Division has remained engaged in the ongoing operations in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. It has also been active in Kuwait with its Global Response Force that stands ready to complete different types of missions if called upon.

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