From left, Brig. Gen. Stephen Maranian, outgoing deputy commanding officer for maneuver; Maj. Gen. Scott McKean, commander, 2nd Infantry Division; and Col. Gene Meredith, new deputy commanding officer for maneuver, render salutes at Camp Casey, South Korea, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES
From left, Brig. Gen. Stephen Maranian, outgoing deputy commanding officer for maneuver; Maj. Gen. Scott McKean, commander, 2nd Infantry Division; and Col. Gene Meredith, new deputy commanding officer for maneuver, render salutes at Camp Casey, South Korea, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES

2nd ID welcomes new deputy commander for maneuver at Camp Casey

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

CAMP CASEY, South Korea – The 2nd Infantry Division welcomed a new deputy commander for maneuver during a ceremony on Thursday at Camp Casey, a sprawling base near the border with North Korea.

Col. Gene Meredith replaced Brig. Gen. Stephen Maranian in the position, which is responsible for overseeing the division’s training and readiness.

Division commander Maj. Gen. Scott McKean praised Maranian, who will go on to lead the Army University at Fort Leavenworth.

“From the counterfire task force to counter (weapons of mass destruction) operations in Warrior Strike to gunnery and live fire exercises, Steve has masterfully led coached, taught and mentored our troops,” McKean said.

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