Gov. Greitens celebrates Army's birthday with Fort Leonard Wood

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and Fort Leonard Wood Commander, Gen. Kent Savre, greet soldiers after a run marking the Army's 242nd birthday. (Fort Leonard Wood photo)
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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. Fort Leonard Wood celebrated the Army’s birthday with a Navy Seal.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens spent the morning on post and helped celebrate the Army's 242nd birthday.

To kick off the celebration, Gov. Greitens joined Maj. Gen. Kent Savre, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, at 5:30 a.m. to lead a division-style run with thousands of Soldiers.

Greitens also participated in the traditional cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the 242nd birthday with Lola Coble, Military Personnel Division chief for Fort Leonard Wood's Directorate of Human Resources, and Johnathan Bollinger, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. Coble has more than 48 years of Army civilian service, while Bollinger, the most junior DA civilian employee, has three days.

In addition, Fort Leonard Wood's most senior service member, Master Sgt. Fogenay, 1st Engineer Brigade, and most junior service member, Pvt. Dawson Wallace, Company C, 35th Engineer Battalion, joined Savre in the traditional cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Army.