Special Operations Command South’s Commander U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Collin P. Green was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (upper half) during a ceremony Dec. 1, 2017, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.
U.S. Southern Command Commander Adm. Kurt W. Tidd served as the presiding officer for the ceremony.
“This is an opportunity to recognize, obviously the achievements, the accomplishments of an individual, but a promotion is more than that,” said Tidd.
“This is where we recognize, that not only have you done important things successfully. Not only have you been able to lead, inspire and encourage your team to come together and do good effective work, but the organization believes that you have continued capabilities – you have continued utility – there’s still some more work that we expect out of you,” said the USSOUTHCOM commander.
The promotion comes after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in March announced that the president had nominated Green, a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Bowie, Maryland native, for appointment to the rank.