Change Of Command Set For 101st Airborne

Change Of Command Set For 101st Airborne

CREATED Jun 20, 2014

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is turning over command on Friday.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville will relinquish command of the 101st to Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky during a ceremony at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

McConville has led the 101st since August 2011 and has been nominated Army deputy chief of staff in Washington.

Volesky has been chief of public affairs in the secretary of the Army's office since 2012. He was previously deputy commanding general for the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

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