Maj. Gen. Milano takes command at SC Army post

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - A two-star general is taking command at South Carolina's Fort Jackson, the Army's largest training installation.

Maj. Gen. James Milano takes over Wednesday from Brig. Gen. Bradley May, who has been assigned as the director of the Army unit in Baghdad training Iraqi military forces.

Milano is from Dearborn, Mich. He has been serving as the commandant at Fort Knox in Kentucky as well as the head of the Army's Armor School there. He is Fort Jackson's 45th commanding general.

May has been in charge at Fort Jackson since July 2008.

More than 50,000 soldiers enter basic training every year Fort Jackson, with nearly 20,000 more attending some type of advanced training course.

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