Maj. Gen. D.A. Sims was introduced Friday as the new commanding general for the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley during an assumption of command ceremony on the Cavalry Parade Field.
"I commit to the Soldiers, NCO's, Officers and Civilians here at Fort Riley that my number one priority as the commanding general is you and your families."
Sims said the Division will be ready to deploy and fight the nation's wars if necessary. "But we will do this by ensuring every one of us has what is needed to contribute to the synergy of the organization. Duty first indeed, but people always. All else follows.
Sims succeeds Lt. General John Kolasheski who is now the commanding general for the U.S. Army Fifth Corp.