As part of an annual tribute to all previous presidents, the 84th’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. Edward Merrigan Jr. rendered honors and laid a wreath provided by the White House at Zachary Taylor’s mausoleum on the anniversary of his birthday. “It’s quite an honor to be asked to come here to Louisville on the 238th birthday of Zachary Taylor,” said Merrigan. “Zachary Taylor, our 12th president, was an amazing Soldier and amazing American who served our country his entire life.” Taylor, “Old, Rough and Ready,” grew up in Louisville and served as an Army officer from 1808-1847, advancing to the rank of major general. He was a hero of the Mexican American War (1846-48). Taylor also served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War (1832) and the second of the Seminole Wars in Florida (1835-42). He was sworn into office in 1849 and served as president for 16 months before his death in 1850. For full story please visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/434207/maj-gen-edward-merrigan-honors-zachary-taylor
FORT KNOX, Ky. – Maj. Gen. Miguel A. Castellanos relinquished duties as the commanding general of the 84th Training Command, located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Brig. Gen. Edward H. Merrigan Jr. during the change of command ceremony held at Brooks Parade Field on Aug. 12.
A 84th Training Command commercial showcasing its mission training complexes that support the development, integration, and synchronization of leader development and mission command solutions to units and Soldiers.
The 84th Training Command Mobilization Force Generation Installation (MFGI) team, directed by deputy commander Brig. Gen. Edward Merrigan, prepares the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) in a series of pre-deployment exercises to enable expedient and rapid troop processing for forward contingent sustainment operations.
Brig. Gen. Edward Merrigan, the deputy commanding general for the 84th Training Command, directs the coordinated efforts between the Mobilization Force Generation Installation at Fort Knox, Ky., the 4th Cav. Reg. and the 645th Regional Support Group (RSG) in support of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Mobilization Exercise (MOBEX). Part of this exercise is to validate unit deployment readiness measures through weapons qualifications to include Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI), High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT), and individual and crew-served weapons qualifications.
The 84th Training Command's Mission Training Complexes provide cutting edge capabilities and limitless opportunities at platoon level and beyond. Operation Railgun sets the conditions that enable your teams to become proficient in platform gunnery. (Video by Michael Bothur Fort Knox Visual Information)
Col. Paul Vencill (Front, left) and other Officers from the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Army Pacific, Special Operations Command Pacific, 18th Medical Command, 7th Battalion Army Reserve Career Group and the 311th Signal Command (Theater) note the names on the Talent Management (TM) draft board during a forum at Ft. Shafter Flats on Feb 2, 2023. The Talent Management board was conducted using a professional sports league draft style approach where Soldiers with good potential or in need of growth as identified by their leadership were considered “free agents”.
9th Mission Support Command exercises talent management
By Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson | Feb. 7, 2023
The 9th Mission Support Command conducted its first ever Talent Management Board on Feb 2, 2023. There were several other units involved in the Pacific centric forum including multicomponent and Individual Mobilization...

Soldiers of the 253rd Engineer Battalion attended a meritorious unit commendation ceremony at the Florence Military Reservation in Florence, Arizona, on Feb. 4, 2023. The 253rd Engineer Battalion displayed exceptional meritorious service in support of operations Spartan Shield and Freedom's Sentinel. The meritorious unit commendation gets awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services during military operations against an armed enemy. The unit's superior performance and engineering contributions provided lasting impacts on the United States Central Command's area of responsibility.
Soldiers from Arizona's 253rd Engineer Battalion receive Meritorious Unit Commendation
By Staff Sgt. Tinisha Mellein | Feb. 6, 2023
Soldiers with the 253rd Engineer Battalion accepted the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) award today for exceptional service in support of operations Spartan Shield and Freedom’s Sentinel. The award was earned collectively...

More than 100 Soldiers and family members joined Lt. Col. Raymond L. Ayers, the Command Chaplain of the 7th Mission Support Command and his team of approximately one half-dozen Army chaplains, chaplain candidates and religious affairs specialist in the snows of the Alps to attend a Building Strong and Ready Teams event held at the United States Army Garrison Bavaria, Garmisch Edelweiss Lodge and Resort from January 27 to 29, 2023.
7th MSC strengthens readiness through family outreach
By Sgt. Daniel Friedberg | Feb. 2, 2023
More than 100 Soldiers and family members joined Lt. Col. Raymond L. Ayers, the command chaplain of the 7th Mission Support Command (MSC) and his team of six other Army chaplains, chaplain candidates and religious affairs...

Maj. Gen. Edward H. Merrigan, Jr.
Commanding General, 84th Training Command
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Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Hinton
Command Sergeant Major, 84th Training Command
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