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101st Airborne Division changes command on Friday

101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFORT CAMPBELL – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will receive a new commander Friday during a ceremony at 9 a.m. on the division parade field when Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser relinquishes command to Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell.

Schloesser has been commander of the Screaming Eagles since 2006. During his tenure, the division deployed units to both Iraq and Afghanistan simultaneously. The division headquarters, under Schloesser’s command, also served as the headquarters for U.S. and NATO operations in Regional Command-East Afghanistan from April 2008 to June 2009.

Campbell is coming to the 101st from the Pentagon, where he served as the Deputy Director for Regional Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. He has also served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

All 101st units will be represented at the ceremony, which will also include a pass and review of the troops by the incoming and outgoing commanders.


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