Fort Sill welcomed a newcomer to a top post July 26 and wished another the best of luck in an on-post assignment. In a ceremony in front of post headquarters, Brig. Gen. Randall McIntire stepped down as the Air Defense Artillery commandant and Chief of Air Defense.
Now filling those roles is Col. (P) Brian Gibson, who is in his first assignment at Fort Sill, Okla. He comes to post following his assignment as the Joint Staff Operations Directorate, Regional Operations deputy director at the Pentagon. He is joined by his wife Cheryl and their two children Josiah and Simon.
Maj. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general, said McIntire served at “a time of unprecedented change for the air defense artillery.”
After years of downsizing, Shoffner said the branch has begun to grow. It’s also modernizing to provide better protection against missiles and drones as one of the Army’s top priorities.
To that end, McIntire was named the Air and Missile Defense Cross Functional Team (AMD CFT) director, tasked with drawing plans to meet the priority.
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