RELEASE NUMBER: 140606-02
DATE POSTED: JUNE 6, 2014
95th Civil Affairs welcomes new commander
by Sgt. 1st Class Aubree Davis
USASOC Public Affairs
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, June 6, 2014 ) – Col. Scot N. Storey took command of the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) on Thursday, June 5, during a ceremony on Meadows Parade Field hosted by Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland, commander, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).
Storey assumes command after completing his most recent assignment as the Directorate of Operations for Special Operations Command Africa in Stuttgart, Germany.
Outgoing Commander, Col. James C. Brown, will continue his career in special operations by joining Maj. Gen. Ed Reeder in support of his efforts as a senior leader for the Special Operations Command in Afghanistan.
“Coming to the command is an exceptionally qualified Special Operations officer in Col. Scot Storey,” said Cleveland. "He's nearly done it all in our business. He has served in the Infantry, the Rangers, as a Special Forces ODA [Operational Detachment Alpha] Commander, SWCS [U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Command and School], and USASOC staff officer, and in the hard jobs of the civil affairs both at the tactical level and above. Scot's tailor made to take on the challenge of commanding this brigade."
The 95th CAB (A) consists of more than 1,200 Soldiers, including five battalions, the 91st, 92nd, 96th, 97th, and 98th Civil Affairs Battalions. The brigade is tasked to support department of defense special operations command task forces and the five U.S. geographic combatant commands.
"I want to thank you and the entire brigade for your service and recognize your vital contributions to the fight in Afghanistan and around the world,' said Cleveland, addressing the Soldiers in formation representing the 95th CAB (A)."Your unit above all others has, over the longest period, had the highest [operational tempo]. That the unit has successfully sustained the work load, excelled in your missions overseas, and innovated so well back home is a testament to your dedication and commitment."
Storey expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to command with the following remarks, "I am humbled to be given the sacred trust to take care of the Soldiers, civilians and families of the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade, [and] cannot think of a greater responsibility or honor than to serve them as their commander."
"To the great Civil Affairs Soldiers and leaders, be proud of who you are, what you do and who you do it with, for you are without equal—Sine Pari," said Cleveland.