New Leader for ASC

August  20, 2014

      A new top leader will take over on Arsenal Island. Thursday, at a change of command ceremony, Major General Kevin O'Connell will replace Major General John Wharton as commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command.

      Wharton has led the ASC, and served as the top officer at the Rock Island Arsenal, for the past two years. But his next posting has not been announced.

      O'Connell comes to the Quad Cities from Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he most recently served as deputy chief of staff for logistics for the US Army Forces Command.

      The change of command ceremony will be held at 10 am Thursday at Memorial Field. And presiding will be General Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command. 



(photo of Major General O'Connell courtesy of ASC)