Bennet Sacolick, Special Warfare Center and School Commanding General, promoted to Major General

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    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Jan. 14, 2011) – Brig. Gen. Bennet S. Sacolick, commanding general of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (JFKSWCS), was promoted to the rank of Maj. Gen. during a ceremony Jan. 7 in Fort Bragg's John F. Kennedy Auditorium.
    Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland, Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, officiated the ceremony.
    Sacolick's promotion comes in recognition of his potential to serve in increasingly senior Army leadership roles, Mulholland said during the ceremony.
    Sacolick's current position as the JFKSWCS commanding general is a two-star general officer billet. Sacolick took command of the organization as a Brig. Gen. in August 2010 and was officially nominated by the Secretary of Defense for appointment to the rank of Maj. Gen. in November 2010.
    He has commanded special-operations forces at the detachment, troop, squadron and group levels within the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Before taking command at JFKSWCS, he served as the organization's deputy commanding general for two years, starting in June 2008.
    Sacolick's military education includes the Special Forces Qualification Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a senior service college fellowship with the Central Intelligence Agency, completed in August 2006.
    As the Army's primary special operations institution, JFKSWCS manages training and education for three Army branches: Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Military Information Support Operations. This training includes entry-level qualification and advanced tactical and leadership courses for the Army's seasoned special operators.

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