Col. Michael Greenberg, Fort Belvoir Garrison commander, smiles as he thanks his mentors during the change of command ceremony in Thurman Auditorium on Aug. 2. (Photo courtesy of Fort Belvoir PAO)
The Fort Belvoir community gave thanks to outgoing garrison commander Lt. Col. Christopher Tomlinson and welcomed incoming garrison commander Col. Michael Greenberg at an official change in command ceremony last Thursday at Fort Belvoir’s Thurman Auditorium.
During his farewell remarks, Tomlinson — who will be assuming a new role on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon — acknowledged the surrounding community, the chambers of commerce and others for everything they have done and their “support for Fort Belvoir.”
Earlier this year, Tomlinson renewed the Army Community Covenant with the Mount Vernon and Lee districts at a business breakfast held by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce.
Fort Belvoir’s new garrison commander comes to the installation by way of Afghanistan where he served as director of programs and budget for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel. Over the course of his military career, Greenberg has held a variety of positions involving financial management and budgeting. He holds three master’s degrees, as well as a B.S. degree in systems engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has a wife, two daughters and a son.
Greenberg plans to uphold Fort Belvoir’s covenant with the Mount Vernon-Lee region.
“We will continue to partner with our communities and support local government,” said Greenberg. “This partnership is important to the success of our overall mission here at Fort Belvoir. We will welcome every opportunity to engage in dialogue to strengthen our community relations. It is that continued bond, friendship, mutual support and community engagement that serves as a driving force, keeping Fort Belvoir the premier Army installation in the National Capital Region.”