RELEASE NUMBER: 140522-02
DATE POSTED: MAY 22, 2014
PRESS RELEASE: Fox to relinquish command in ceremony
USAJFKSWCS Public Affairs Office
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, May 22, 2014) – Brig. Gen. David G. Fox will relinquish command of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School to Brig. Gen. Eric P. Wendt during a 10 a.m. ceremony at Fort Bragg’s JFK Plaza on May 30.
Fox has commanded SWCS, the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Center of Excellence, since November 2013, and will be retiring from the military after 34 years of service. Wendt is returning stateside after completing an assignment as the Commanding General of Special Operations Command-Korea.
SWCS serves as the doctrinal proponent and training center for the Army’s Special Forces Green Berets, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Soldiers. SWCS is responsible for assessment and selection, qualification courses, language and advanced training courses for Army special operations forces.
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.
Media wishing to attend the ceremony should contact the SWCS Public Affairs Office at (910) 396-9394.