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National Infantry Museum Foundation President Announces Retirement

Nov 16, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

 

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Cyndy Cerbin

Director of Communications

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National Infantry Museum Foundation President Announces Retirement

 

Board Announces the selection of BG Pete Jones to replace COL Greg Camp

 

 

Columbus, Georgia – November 16, 2017  The board of directors of the National Infantry Museum Foundation has announced the retirement of President and Chief Operating Officer COL (Ret) Greg Camp, and the hiring of his replacement, BG (Ret) Pete Jones. The changes become effective January 10, 2018.

     Camp has been with the Foundation for 15 years, as Executive Vice President for the first 13 years, and as President/COO since Ben Williams’ retirement in January 2016. He has been chiefly responsible for the Foundation’s major fund raising efforts. His successes have allowed the Foundation to pay down its construction debt from $27 million when the museum opened in 2009 to about $5 million today.

     Calling it “perhaps the best job I’ve ever had,” Camp said he’ll miss the day-to-day interactions with visitors and staff. However, he plans to continue helping raise money for the Foundation on a part-time basis.

     “This museum is too close to my heart to give it up entirely,” Camp said. “Working part-time will allow me to stay involved, yet also spend more time with my family.”

      Jones retired from the Army at the end of October, closing out a 32-year military career. His final assignment was Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School at the Maneuver Center of Excellence. Jones will begin transitioning into the president’s office after Thanksgiving.

     “As a Soldier, I’ve been a huge fan of the museum for several years now,” Jones said. “Now, as a veteran, I can be right in the middle of all the exciting things going on there. Plus, it allows me to stay in the community Stephanie and I call home. I can’t think of a better way to start my second career.”

     At its November 15 meeting, the board also approved the promotion of Andy Redmond to Executive Vice President. Redmond, a retired Air Force colonel, was hired by the Foundation in spring 2017 as director of programs.

 

 

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The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, on a 155-acre tract linking Columbus, Georgia, and the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, is the first world-class site to pay tribute to the U.S. Army Infantryman and those who fight alongside him. Voted the #1 Free Museum in America in the 2016 USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards, the museum showcases the contributions of the Infantry Soldier in every war fought by the U.S. by offering immersive participation and engaging visitors in the unique experiences of the Infantry Soldier. The complex also includes a parade field, memorial walk of honor, authentic World War II Company Street, Global War on Terrorism Memorial, Vietnam Memorial Plaza, combat simulators, a full-service restaurant and a Giant Screen Theater. For more information, visit www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org.