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101st Airborne Division welcomes Deputy Commander-Operations

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Maj. Gen. James McConville, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, will host an Honor Eagle ceremony to welcome Col. William B. Hickman as the new deputy commander of operations at McAuliffe Hall August 26th.

Hickman comes to Fort Campbell with 28 years of military service behind him, having served with the Screaming Eagles several times during that period.

The incoming DC-O graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1983, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and a master’s in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

His past assignments also include tours of duty with the 75th Ranger Regiment, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan, and U.S. Central Command.

Hickman’s wife, Mayme, and daughter, Elizabeth, join him at Fort Campbell.

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