Col. Henry Perry assumed command of Fort Hood Garrison from Col. Todd Fox on Monday.

The Garrison utilizes 36,000 soldiers, 95,000 families, and thousands of civilian employees to help Fort Hood run smoothly.

Fort Hood leaders said Fox dealt with financial constraints while he lead the Garrison. He is credited with increasing energy independence and improving the program for soldiers leaving service.

Perry said he is looking forward to helping Fort Hood foster its readiness.

Perry returns to Fort Hood in his new position, as he was previously with the Air Cav Bridage and the 21st Cavalry Brigade.

Belton Chamber of Commerce's Jay Taggert told Channel 6 news support from the Garrison to military families living in Belton is crucial.

"Colonel Fox has been very important in helping our Belton Independent School District, all of education, the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and all of the surrounding school districts and higher education," Taggert said. "So, they're very focused on that."

Fox will transition to be the III Corps Detachment Chief of Staff.