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Army Lt. Gen. Bryan Fenton Eyed as Next Special Operations Command Lead

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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Bryan Fenton has received a nomination from President Joe Biden to serve as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in, Florida.

Fenton is also eyed for appointment to the rank of general, according to Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient. The announcement was made on Monday.

The Army lieutenant general is the current commander of the Joint Special Operations Command and JSOC Forward, SOCOM.

He was commissioned as an Army infantry officer in May 1987 and has, since then, served with European Command, Southern Command, Africa Command and other combatant commands. His career also includes time participating in Operations Joint Forge, Bosnia; Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan/Africa; Iraqi Freedom and Odyssey Dawn, Libya.