Army Gen. Michael X. Garrett is probably near the front of the formation running up Fort Bragg’s Longstreet Road, notorious for its oxygen-sucking steep hill. That is, if he’s not motivating his troops on the pullup bar.
Garrett, an infantry officer and currently the Army’s only Black four-star general, is nearing the end of his tenure as the top officer in U.S. Army Forces Command. The mission is always maintaining readiness, but Garrett has added an emphasis on repairing areas of difficulty, such as sexual harassment, racism, and mental health.
When Garrett took the helm of the command in 2019, he was charged with leading the Army’s troops through training and deployment. His fortitude was tested in his second year as he grappled with how troops maintain readiness through a pandemic and as issues of systemic racism arose across the country.
He recently addressed these issues and others in an interview with Military Officer magazine.
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