FORT LEE, Virginia — Col. Hollie J. Martin will relinquish command of the U.S. Army Garrison that’s also known as the Home of Army Sustainment to Col. Karin L. Watson Friday at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony in the Lee Club.

The event will not be open to the public, but will be livestreamed for public viewing on the Fort Lee Facebook page,

Media are invited to attend virtually. The Fort Lee Public Affairs Office will make photos available after the ceremony.

Martin, a native of Mount Hope, Kan., has held the leadership role since August 2018. She led the garrison through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, secured intergovernmental agreements with nearby local municipalities and made significant progress in improving Fort Lee’s oversight of privatized military housing management and maintenance.

She is retiring from the Army after 26 years of service.

Watson, originally from the U.S. Territory of Guam, comes to her new position from the National War College where she earned a Master’s of Science in National Security Strategy with a concentration in Cyber Security Leadership. She was commissioned in 1998 as a Military Police Corps officer.


Fort Lee, as the Home of Army Sustainment, supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees in the local area with a regional economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.

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