Fort Knox to install female commanding general

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - Fort Knox plans to install its first female commanding general in March.

The News-Enterprise reports Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs will succeed Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith as commanding general in early March.

Combs is currently commandant of the U.S. Army's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Smith is being assigned as deputy chief of staff of operations at the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

Fort Knox spokesman Ryan Brus said the installation of Combs will boost diversity at the central Kentucky Army post.

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