FORT HOOD, Texas – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Sean Bernabe will assume duties as commander of III Armored Corps from Lt. Gen. Pat White during a change-of-command ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the III Armored Corps Headquarters Flagpole.

Bernabe most recently served as the commander of the 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, and will be promoted to lieutenant general before the change of command. Prior to his assignment to the 1st Armored Division, he served as the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe.

Bernabe, an infantry officer, is a 1992 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and is no stranger to Fort Hood. He commanded the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, here and on rotation to Korea, from 2014 to 2016.

White has been in command of the III Armored Corps since June of 2019, and during his tenure, he also served as the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve from September 2019 to September 2020.

Media wishing to cover the change of command ceremony should register here by noon Oct. 3. On Oct. 4, media will meet the public affairs escort at the Marvin Leath Visitor Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m.