Brig. Gen. Eric L. Sanchez,
commander of White Sands Missile Range, will turn over command of the
installation to Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Brady Friday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m.
during a change of command ceremony here.
A 1991 U.S. Military Academy graduate, Brady comes to White Sands from the
Pentagon where he served as Fires Division chief in the Strategy, Plans and
Policy Directorate, part of the Headquarters Department of the Army Office
of the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7.
Brady previously served as deputy commander of the 32nd Army Air and Missile
Defense Command (AAMDC) at Fort Bliss, Texas, the Army's largest air defense
artillery organization. He has also commanded the 10th AAMDC, part of U.S.
Army Europe, Kaiserslautern, Germany. His other assignments include
Operations and Plans division chief in the Officer Personnel Management
Directorate of Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; commander, 5th
Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at
Fort Bliss; deputy chief, Division Military Transition Team, 3rd Iraqi Army
Infantry Division, Al Kasik, Iraq and chief, Officer Education System, U.S.
Army Air Defense Artillery School, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command,
Fort Sill, Okla.
Brady's education includes a year-long U.S. Army War College fellowship at
the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He holds a Master of Arts in International
Affairs from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a
Master of Arts in Military Science from the U.S. Marine Corps University in
Quantico, Virginia. His deployments include Operation Southern Watch,
Operation Desert Thunder II/Desert Fox and Operations Iraqi Freedom and
Sanchez, a Santa Fe, N.M., native and 1987 distinguished military graduate
of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, took command at White Sands on
Aug. 25, 2016. At the conclusion of this assignment, he will retire from
active duty. He and his wife, Teresa, who grew up in Mesilla, N.M., plan to
remain in Mesilla.