Special Forces Warrant Officer Institute to welcome new commander July 16

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, July 15, 2009) – The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School’s Warrant Officer Institute will welcome a new commandant while saying good bye to the former in a ceremony scheduled for July 16, at 8:30 a.m.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tommy J. Austin will relinquish command of the institute to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Tony L. Fox during the ceremony that will take place in the John F. Kennedy Auditorium.

After relinquishing command, Austin will attend theWarrant Officer Senior Staff Course before returning to 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Fox has held numerous leadership positions within the Special Forces community to include Special Forces medical sergeant, detachment commander, company operations warrant officer and battalion operations warrant officer of 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). His most recent assignment was the Special Forces warrant officer career manager at Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Va.

Fox has participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Provide Comfort, Operations Provide Promise/Deny Flight/Sharp Guard, Operations Joint Guard/Joint Forge, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Special Forces Warrant Officers are members of the only warrant officer branch in the U.S. Army to select and train candidate and provide for life-long education and development of its force. While the Special Forces warrant officer is a master technician of the Special Forces trade, they are the only combat leaders in the Army warrant officer corps.
Media interested in covering the assumption of responsibility ceremony should contact USAJFKSWCS Public Affairs at (910) 396-9394 or by email at pao@soc.mil no later than 4:30 p.m., July 15, 2009.
 
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