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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Media
representatives should call or e-mail special requests to Mr. Porreca
before 1 p.m., Thursday.