Fort Leonard Wood

Commanding General

MG Kent D. Savre

Major General Kent D. Savre was commissioned an Engineer Officer in 1985 upon graduation from Officer Candidate School.

Major General Savre has commanded the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood since April of 2015 and is responsible for training Engineer, CBRN, and Military Police service members and developing future capabilities for our Army. Previously, he commanded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division responsible for engineering and construction in the Northeast, Europe, and Africa and led the Army’s Hurricane Sandy response and recovery efforts.

His prior assignments include Director of the Office of the Chief of Engineers in the Pentagon, Commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn, Director of the Counter Explosive Hazards Center at Fort Leonard Wood, Commander of the 864th Engineer Battalion at Fort Lewis and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Assistant Corps Engineer for I Corps.

He also served as the S-3 and Executive Officer for the 1st Infantry Division Engineer Brigade in Bamberg, Germany, as Executive Officer for the 82d Engineer Battalion deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian, and as Task Force Engineer for the 1st Infantry Division’s Initial Entry Force into Kosovo. His early assignments include Project Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District, Aide-de-Camp to the I Corps Deputy Commanding General at Fort Lewis, Commander of Bravo Company, 864th Engineer Battalion at Fort Lewis and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Platoon Leader with the 17th Engineer Battalion, 2d Armored Division at Fort Hood.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a Master’s in Construction Management from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

Major General Savre’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (with Two Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with Five Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with Four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.

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