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Navy admiral assigned to Fort Bragg headed to Hawaii

A Navy admiral assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will take command of a unit in Hawaii, and he will be replaced by an admiral serving in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

Rear Adm. Colin J. Kilrain, assistant commander of Joint Special Operations Command, will be assigned as commander of Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command at Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, according to a news release.

He'll be replaced at Fort Bragg by Rear Adm. Timothy G. Szymanski.

Szymanski is serving as deputy commander of NATO Special Operations Component Command in Afghanistan.

Both men are SEALs.

Headquartered at Fort Bragg, Joint Special Operations Command is a three-star command within U.S. Special Operations Command.

The command is charged with studying, planning and conducting joint operations involving special operations troops from all services.

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