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4th Psychological Operations Group to get new commander

For Immediate Release

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The chief of staff for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is scheduled to take command of the 4th Psychological Operations Group Friday during a 9 a.m. ceremony at Meadows Memorial Field.

    Col. James A. Treadwell will assume command from Col. Christopher St. John, who is retiring to McAllen, Texas.

Treadwell's previous assignments include a position as commander of the Combined Joint Psychological Operations Task Force in Bosnia; as an operations officer, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command; and as the Psychological Operations Division chief, Directorate of Training and Doctrine, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. In addition, he commanded the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne) and served as the action officer in the J-33 Special Operations Division, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon.

    Treadwell is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course and the Naval War College. He has a master's degree in history from Rice University and in national security and international relations from the Naval War College.

    Treadwell has earned the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. He has also earned the Master Parachutist Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge and the German parachutist badge.

    Meadows Memorial Field is adjacent to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command headquarters building and is located on Desert Storm Drive off of Yadkin Road.

    In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School auditorium on Ardennes Street.


Media Advisory: Media planning to cover the change of command need to arrive at the ceremony site by 8:45 a.m. and meet with Mr. R.L. Porreca, USASOC PAO. Please confirm your plan to cover the event by contacting Mr. Porreca at 910-432-2035/6005 or by e-mail at porrecar@soc.mil by 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.  Media representatives should call or e-mail special requests to Mr. Porreca before 1 p.m., Thursday.