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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Deedrick to lead 1st Special Forces Command | The Fayetteville Observer

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Brig. Gen. Edwin J. Deedrick Jr. will become the new leader of 1st Special Forces Command later this year, the Pentagon announced earlier this month.

Deedrick, who is promotable to major general, will replace the current commanding general, Maj. Gen. Francis M. Beaudette, according to a list of new general officer assignments released by the Army.

Several other Fort Bragg positions are impacted by the assignments. Others include former Fort Bragg officers.

Deedrick is assistant commander for support at Joint Special Operations Command, which is also headquartered at Fort Bragg. He has held that position since last year and had previously served as deputy commanding general of 1st Special Forces Command.

Two other general officers will be leaving Fort Bragg, officials said.

Maj. Gen. John S. Kolasheski will become commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, and Brig. Gen. Patrick B. Roberson will become commander of Specail Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Kuwait.

Kolasheski is deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7 for U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg.

Source: Deedrick to lead 1st Special Forces Command | The Fayetteville Observer

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