Brig. Gen. John R. Evans Jr.’s last day at the helm of U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command was Thursday.
But observers will have to wait many more years to grasp the full impact Evans had on the organization and special operations aviation as a whole.
Since the command was activated in 2012, its chief concerns have been on organizing, manning, training, resourcing and equipping the nation’s special operations aviation enterprise.
That mission allows the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment — the largest subordinate unit within the command — to focus on ongoing operations that span every combatant command.
“They are focused down and in the fight,” Evans said weeks before leaving command.