Army Materiel Command undergoes 21st change of command

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Army Materiel Command (AMC) is set to undergo a change of authority as Gen. Ed Daly transfers command to Lt. Gen. Charles Hamilton.

The handover is scheduled for March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at AMC Headquarters, located on Redstone Armory, with Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville presiding.

Gen. Ed Daly, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command

Officials say Hamilton will be promoted to four-star general in a private ceremony ahead of Thursday’s event.

Hamilton is expected to be AMC’s 21st commanding general.

General Daly’s military career spans decades, with most of the last nine years spent at Redstone Arsenal. He assumed command of AMC in 2020 when four-star general Gus Perna was called in to oversee Operation Warp Speed ​​as chief operating officer overseeing logistics.

Army Materiel Command undergoes 21st change of command
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles R. Hamilton (US Army photo by Monica King/Released)

Here’s a full rundown of Daly’s entire career.

Lt. Gen. Hamilton is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Logistics, G-4. Redstone officials say that prior to that, he served as AMC’s deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations, G-3.

Hamilton held commands in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and received numerous awards and accomplishments throughout his service.

You can read more about Hamilton’s long military career here.

Although the event is closed to the general public, you can watch it live here.


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