Fort Lee to be redesignated as Fort Gregg-Adams
FORT LEE, Va. (WWBT) - Fort Lee is being redesigned as Fort Gregg-Adams on Thursday to honor two Black Army officers in field sustainment.
Lt. Gen. Arthur J. Gregg rose from a private to a three-star general during his military logistics career, which began after World War II and spanned nearly 36 years. Gregg, now 94, will be the only living person in Army history to have an installation named after him.
Lt. Col. Charity Adams was the first Black officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, later known as the Women’s Army Corps, in World War II and led the first predominately Black WAC unit to serve overseas.
The post is one of nine Army installations being redesigned by Defense Department-endorsed recommendations from the Congressional Naming Commission to remove the names, symbols, displays, monuments and paraphernalia commemorating the Confederacy.
“The Naming Commission sought to recommend names that are ‘inspirational to the Soldiers and civilians who serve on our Army posts, and to the communities who support them.’ They delivered exactly that with these two inspiring leaders,” Simerly said, adding: “Their tremendous accomplishments – from World War II through the Cold War – speak to the important history of this installation and to the courage, dignity, and devotion to duty that we strive to instill in every Soldier training here at the home of the Army Sustainment.”
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