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Army Test and Evaluation Command Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler (right) passes the White Sands Missile Range colors to incoming commander Brig. Gen. Gregory Brady. (U.S. Army Photo/John Hamilton)

Brady Assumes Command at White Sands Missile Range
Chuck Roberts
August 10, 2018

Brig. Gen. Gregory Brady assumed leadership of White Sands Missile Range during an Aug. 10, 2018, change of command ceremony at the Organ Mountains Parade Field.
Brady assumed command from Brig. Gen. Eric Sanchez who also conducted his retirement ceremony in conjunction with the event.
Both men were lauded by Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, the Commanding General of U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command under which WSMR falls.
From the moment that Sanchez assumed leadership of WSMR in August 2016, Tyler said his vision and effort has strengthened the command and produced outstanding results.
Tyler described Sanchez as a selfless, calm and competent leader whose military roots began 35 years ago as an enlisted Soldier in the New Mexico Army National Guard.
“I think you are one of the most outstanding Soldiers I’ve met in the Army,” said Tyler, speaking against a backdrop of the towering Organ Mountains.
The ATEC commander extended similar praise to Brady, who comes to White Sands from the Pentagon where the West Point graduate served as Fires Division Chief in the Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate, part of the Headquarters Department of the Army Office of the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations) /G-5 (Future Plans) / G-7 (Training).
Tyler said Brady led the way for several key Army programs and that he is the right person in the perfect place to further those efforts.
Proving true to his description as a selfless leaders, Sanchez used his opening remarks to give praise to those he has served alongside the past two years.
“You have provided readiness to the force day in and day out, and you do it flawlessly,” said Sanchez, noting that it was the camaraderie and special bond of Army life that he would miss the most.
“You have a great team here,” Sanchez told Brady. “You will be amazed at what this team can accomplish.”
Brady said his top two priorities would not change in leading the WSMR mission.
“Readiness will continue to be our No. 1 priority,” said Brady, as well as continuing the strong relationship he said that WSMR shares with its sister services and local civilian communities.
“We know we have big shoes to fill. Know that you have made a continuing difference long after your departure,” Brady said of the role that he and his family face in replacing Sanchez and his wife Teresa who was an active member in the local community.
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