FORT LEE, Va. – Media are invited to cover the change of command ceremony in which Brig. Gen. Mark T. Simerly will become the new commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command during a ceremony July 9 at the Lee Playhouse theater on Fort Lee.

Due to the lingering effects of Tropical Storm Elsa, the ceremony has been moved indoors.

WHAT: CASCOM Change of Command

WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, July 9

WHERE: Lee Playhouse theater, Fort Lee

Simerly will replace Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg, who will serve as deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations at U.S. Army Materiel Command Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Simerly also is to be promoted to major general prior to the ceremony.

Media interested in covering the ceremony must contact Alyssa Crockett, CASCOM public affairs specialist, at (804) 735-8586 or to obtain the necessary approval.

Please confirm attendance of the event before 5 p.m. Thursday, July 8. On the morning of the event, media will be met at the welcome center parking lot outside the Lee Avenue Gate at 8 a.m. for an escort onto post.


Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. The installation supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees in the local area. Fort Lee has a regional economic impact of about $2.25 billion per year. Major organizations on the installation include the Combined Arms Support Command, Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, U.S. Army Transportation School, Defense Commissary Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency.

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