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RELEASE NUMBER: 131105-03
DATE POSTED: NOVEMBER 5, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE: Special Warfare Center and School to change command Nov. 7

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 5, 2013) – Maj. Gen. Edward Reeder, Jr. will relinquish command of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School to Brig. Gen. David G. Fox during a 10:00 a.m. ceremony at Fort Bragg on Nov. 7, 2013.

Reeder has commanded USAJFKSWCS, the Army’s Special Operations Center of Excellence, since August 2012, and is departing to assume command of the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan/NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan.  Fox has been serving as the SWCS Deputy Commanding General.

SWCS serves as the doctrinal proponent and training center for the Army’s Special Forces, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations Soldiers.  SWCS is responsible for the assessment and selection, qualification courses, language training, and advanced training courses of Army Special Operations.  SWCS maintains its headquarters and many classroom courses at Fort Bragg, with field training units at Camp Mackall, and various advanced-skill courses across the country, such as combat diver training in Key West, Fla. and military free-fall training in Yuma, Ariz.