Crane Army welcomes new commander

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Courtesy: Crane Army

CRANE, Ind. (WEHT) – Col. Stephen Dondero became the 19th commander of Crane Army Ammunition Activity on Tuesday, during a traditional change of command ceremony.

Brig. Gen. Michelle Letcher, commanding general for Joint Munitions Command, presided over the ceremony.

Outgoing commander Col. Michael Garlington relinquished command to Dondero.

“I have great confidence in Stephen and his ability to lead Crane Army and excel in this joint
environment,” Letcher said. “He will continue to serve Crane, JMC and the Army well.”

During his welcome speech, Donero said, “I’m grateful to lead and serve, with the help of the experts and the support of my family, in such a great logistical operation.”

Garlington will retire after serving 27 years in the US Army.

“Today culminates two years, two weeks of commanding the best damn ammo depot in the world,” Garlington said. “I want to thank the workforce for their duty and sacrifice. Everyday this workforce shows up, rolls up their sleeves and serves our nation to provide quality munitions
to the Warfighter.”

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This story was originally published on July 2, 2019


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