Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens

Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens (U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Alaska will welcome a new commanding general Friday.

Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens will take command from Maj. Gen. Michael H. Shields during a ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Pershing Field, according to an Army statement.

Owens comes to Alaska from Germany, where he served at European Command as director of plans and operations, the statement said.

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