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Home > UNS > 131031-02


RELEASE NUMBER: 131031-02
DATE POSTED: OCTOBER 31, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: US Army Special Forces Command to hold change of command

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Oct. 31, 2013) – The U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) will hold a change of command ceremony Nov. 5 on Meadows Field at 2:30 p.m.

Maj. Gen. Christopher K. Haas will relinquish command of the Special Forces Regiment to Brig. Gen. Darsie D. Rogers.

After serving as the commanding general for 14 months, Haas will move on to be the deputy commanding general of United States Army Special Operations Command on Ft. Bragg.  Haas led the regiment during a period of high operational tempo, with Soldiers from the seven Special Forces groups deploying on over 100 separate missions, to more than 50 countries worldwide.

Rogers comes to United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) from his previous assignment at USASOC as the deputy command general.  His previous Special Forces assignments include detachment, company, battalion, and group command in 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colo. 
He also served as the commander, Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command, Iraq; United States Forces, Iraq; Operations New Dawn, Iraq; and as the deputy commanding general (Support), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson.   He has deployed several times in support of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

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FOR THE MEDIA: Media wishing to cover the ceremony should contact the Public Affairs Office at (910) 908-3947 by 5 p.m. Nov. 4.  Media will meet PAO at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Stryker Golf Course on Bragg Boulevard for convoy to the ceremony.