The

U.S. Army John F. Kennedy
Special Warfare Center and School
Command Group

Fort Bragg, N.C.


Major General James B. Linder, Commanding General

Major General James B. LinderMaj. Gen. James B. Linder is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
His previous assignment was as the Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, headquartered at Kelley Barracks near Stuttgart, Germany.
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Colonel Robert C. McDowell, Deputy Commanding Officer

COL Robert C. McDowellColonel Robert C. McDowell is the Deputy Commanding Officer of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
His most recent assignment was as the Commander, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, Wash. While at 1st SFG (A), Col. McDowell was dual hatted, serving as the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines Commander.
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Chief Warrant Officer 5 Richard R. Kunz, Command Chief Warrant Officer

CW5 Richard R. Kunz CW5 Richard R. Kunz is the Command Chief Warrant Officer
of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
CW5 Richard R. Kunz Jr. enlisted in the Army in 1982. CW5 Kunz joined Special Forces, completing the Special Forces Communications Sergeant Qualification Course in 1986 and was subsequently assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa, Japan. He was appointed as a Special Forces Warrant Officer in 1995, and began his warrant career serving as an assistant detachment commander in the 1st SFG(A) at Fort Lewis, Wash.
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Command Sergeant Major Frank Gilliand, Command Sergeant Major

CSM GilliandCommand Sgt. Maj. Frank Gilliand is the Command Sergeant Major
of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Gilliand was born on June 5, 1963 in Helmstedt, Germany. He reported to Basic Training at Fort Knox, Ky., in March 1982 with later attendance at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for Advanced Individual Training. Command Sgt. Maj. Gilliand attended the Special Forces Medical Sergeant Qualification Course in 1985.
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