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On Friday, Fort Benning sends off departing armor chief

Posted July 25, 2014    

On Friday, Fort Benning sends off departing armor chief
[email protected] 24, 2014 
Almost a year after arriving at Fort Benning, Brig. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas is leaving the post for an assignment at Fort Bliss, Texas. A farewell ceremony for Quintas is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday in Derby Auditorium at McGinnis-Wickam Hall, a post public affairs spokesman said.
Quintas assumed duties in September as the 48th chief of the U.S. Armor School and commandant. He has been reassigned as the deputy commanding general of the 1st Armored Division. Quintas is switching jobs with his successor, Brig. Gen. Dennis S. McKean, who has been named the 49th chief of the Armor School. McKean is now serving as deputy commander for the 1st Armored Division at the post in Texas. He is not expected to arrive at Fort Benning until early August.
McKean was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1990. His early assignments included tank platoon leader and company executive officer in the 3rd Battalion, 73rd Armor Regiment and operations officer for the 28th Airborne Corps Long Range Surveillance Company at Fort Bragg, N.C. He also has served as a training officer at Camp Red Cloud, Korea, tank company commander and headquarters company commander for 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment at Fort Stewart, Ga., and a doctrine writer at the U.S. Army Armor Center at Fort Knox, Ky., before it moved to Fort Benning. He has four deployments to Iraq, including 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2011.

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