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101st Airborne Division welcomes new acting Senior Commander at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and leaders from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell gathered to welcome their new acting senior commander at an Honor Eagle ceremony Tuesday in the division headquarters building here.

Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, who is returning to Fort Campbell for his fourth assignment will take interim responsibility of Fort Campbell and its units from Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“Over 90 percent of the division is going to remain here and we need a competent and reliable leader to sustain readiness and take care of our Soldiers and Family members while we’re deployed,” Volesky said during the ceremony. “And Scott is exactly the right officer to fill this critical role.”

Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, incoming acting senior commander for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Fort Campbell Soldiers, families and community leaders during an Honor Eagle ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 5, 2016. Brower will step in for Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky during the division's deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, incoming acting senior commander for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Fort Campbell Soldiers, families and community leaders during an Honor Eagle ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 5, 2016. Brower will step in for Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky during the division’s deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Brower will assume responsibility of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters rear detachment as well as all the remaining brigades and tenant units at Fort Campbell while the division completes a nine-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Although Brower has spent more than 10 years at Fort Campbell with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), this assignment marks his first with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“I made a career decision a couple years ago that resulted in a 22-year delay in becoming a Screaming Eagle,” Brower said of joining the special operations community early in his career. “I’m happy to say that that wait is over and we’re proud to be here amongst the Screaming Eagles.”

Brower emphasized that the Fort Campbell community is dear to his family, as he and his wife, Jen, raised their children here.

“While Jen and I were born and raised in the great state of New Jersey, we have truly come to call Fort Campbell, Kentucky, our home.” Brower said. “I truly believe a village raises the children, especially in the military set, and these great communities truly have raised our children, and for that we are indebted and forever grateful.”


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One Response to “101st Airborne Division welcomes new acting Senior Commander at Fort Campbell”

  1. aclem63 Says:
    January 9th, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Welcome back to Fort Campbell, BG Brower. So glad to see Jennifer, too.

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