SC State Alumnus to Become New Commanding General of Fort Jackson

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Brig. Gen. Milford “Beags” Beagle Jr. will become the new commanding general of Fort Jackson, which is the nation’s largest basic training base. He will assume the esteemed role in his home state, taking the place of Maj. Gen. John P. Johnson.


Brig. Gen. Milford Beags Beagle Jr.The Enoree, South Carolina native was recently inducted into SC State’s U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame. He is also the university’s second graduate to serve as commanding general of Fort Jackson. Former Maj. Gen. Abraham Turner served as the commanding general of the base from 2004 to 2005.


Beagle received a bachelor’s degree from SC State in 1990 and previously served as the deputy commanding general of Support at Fort Drum, New York. He holds master’s degrees from Kansas State University and the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


He has served in combat during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as an operations officer and an advisor for NATO. His career assignments have spanned across the globe, from Hawaii to South Korea. Previously, he served as the executive officer to the 35th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Daniel Allyn.


Beagle received various awards and decorations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, Expert Infantryman’s Badge and Pathfinder Badge.