Brig. Gen Peggy Combs will become the first female commanding general of Fort Knox on Thursday morning during a change of command ceremony.
Combs takes over for Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command. The change of command ceremony is at 10 a.m. at Waybur Theater.
Combs previously served at Fort Knox from 2011 to 2012 as the deputy commanding general of USACC. She comes back after serving as commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., according to a post news release.