New Commander for Fort Carson

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The Fort Carson commander who oversaw the largest deployment of troops in decades is leaving Colorado for a new job at the Pentagon.

Major General Robert Wilson has commanded the Seventh Infantry Division and Fort Carson since October 2002. He's scheduled to become the assistant deputy chief of staff of operations for the Army in Washington.

Wilson's two-year tenure included the training of thousands of National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. His resignation takes effect January 27th.

Major General Robert Mixon will assume the role of commander at Fort Carson. The 30-year Army veteran served as the post's deputy commander through June 2000.