FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Fort Bragg’s training center for special operations soldiers has a new commander.
The Fayetteville Observer reported that Maj. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr. took command this week of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
The Fayetteville native replaces Maj. Gen. Bennet S. Sacolick, who is credited as overseeing a comprehensive update of special operations training. The school has been recognized as an Army special operations center of excellence.
Sacolick says the center’s mission is to build a well-educated, character-based special operator.
Spokeswoman Maj. Rebecca Lykins says more than 3,700 students are currently enrolled. More than 10,000 graduate annually. Its staff consists of 591 civilians and 1,319 military personnel.
Reeder turned over command Wednesday of Fort Bragg’s U.S. Army Special Forces Command to Brig. Gen. Christopher K. Haas.
Credit: The Associated Press.