Military unit deactivated after 90 years in service


Save Story
Leer en espaƱol

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY -- After more than 90 years in service, the largest unit at Fort Douglas has been deactivated.

The 96th Regional Readiness Command was activated in 1918 and has been headquartered in Utah since 1962. In 2005 the Army decided to shut down the unit and several others.

Saturday Lt. Governor Gary Herbert said, "We are a better state, a more patriotic state, a state that has a greater appreciation for love of country because of the presence of the 96th."

Also Saturday, the unit's leader, Maj. Gen. Peter Cooke officially retired. Cooke's military career spans 38 years. He has led the 96th Command since 2005.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Utah

STAY IN THE KNOW

Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast