U.S. Army Special Forces change of command scheduled

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http://news.soc.mil/releases/News Archive/2010/July/100715-02.html

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, July 15, 2010) — Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr., will assume command of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) from Maj. Gen. Michael S. Repass in a formal ceremony Wednesday, July 21 at 9 a.m.

The ceremony will take place on Meadows’ Parade Field located next to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Headquarters here.

Reeder, a native Fayetteville, N.C., comes to USASFC(A) after serving as the commander of the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan. He was commissioned in the infantry through the Appalachian State University ROTC program in 1982. Reeder earned a Master of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the U.S. National War College.

Repass commanded USASFC(A) for two years and will become the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe located at Stuttgart, Germany.

The ceremony will be presided over by Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr., commanding general of USASOC.

NOTE TO NEWS MEDIA: News media interested in covering the ceremony should contact the USASFC(A) Public Affairs Officer at (910) 432-6005, or e-mail pao@soc.mil no later than 1 p.m. Monday, July 19.

Please provide the number of news team members, video/still photographers, live trucks and other special equipment you plan to bring to the ceremony. Media planning live coverage during or after the program must provide that information to the PAO when responding to this invitation.

Media should meet at Stryker Golf Course on Bragg Boulevard at 7:45 a.m. on July 21. The media convoy will depart Stryker no later than 7:50 a.m.
 

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Hearing about these change of commands is just so exciting, USASOC really needs to post articles of them much more often. I personally would love to see more than 87 articles regarding change of commands and unit anniversaries per month. Journalism at its best.
 
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