New deputy commander at Fort Carson has familiar face

April 2, 2014 Updated: April 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm
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Brig. Gen Randy George has been announced as a new deputy commanding general of Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division.

He’ll likely start the job after the division’s headquarters returned home from Afghanistan this spring.

Locals may remember George as the commander of Fort Carson’s 4th Brigade Combat Team.

He led the unit on a deployment to eastern Afghanistan that saw two soldiers from his unit earn the Medal of Honor for combat in the Korengal River Valley.

George and others were later brought under scrutiny for the daylong battle at Combat Outpost Keating that killed eight Fort Carson soldiers. A report found that commanders left soldiers from 4th Brigade’s 3rd Squadron of the 61st Cavalry Regiment in a vulnerable position before they were attacked by an estimated 300 Taliban fighters.

George, a West Point graduate, pinned on the stars of his rank last September and as been serving as the top aide to U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Lloyd Austin III.

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