Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Takes Command of Fort Riley

The commander of Fort Riley and the Big Red One has handed over leadership and leaves for a new position in Washington.

The Manhattan Mercury reports Maj. Gen. Paul Funk II on Thursday gave command of the 1st Infantry Division to Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr. during a change-of-command ceremony.

Funk took command in May 2013 and is leaving Fort Riley to serve as the Army’s assistant deputy chief of staff for operations and plans.

Grigsby assumes command after 31 years of military service, including his most recent assignment as commander of the Combined Joint Task Force based in East Africa.

Grigsby has also been stationed at Fort Leavenworth and served in multiple deployments to Iraq, including as commander of the 1st Inf. Div.’s G3 unit for two years.