Six officers with Fort Bragg ties are chosen for new assignments
By DREW BROOKS | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. | Published: January 9, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Several general officers with Fort Bragg ties were among those chosen for new assignments by the Pentagon.
Of the 10 assignments announced Wednesday in a Department of Defense release, at least six involve leaders who have spent part of their career at Fort Bragg, including three currently serving on the Army's largest installation.
Among the changes announced:
Maj. Gen. Christopher K. Haas will become director of force management and deployment for U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
Haas is deputy commanding general of Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg.
He took that post in November when he left Army Special Forces Command, which he had led for 14 months.
At Army Special Forces Command, Haas led the nation's Green Berets during a period of high operational tempo, with soldiers from each of the seven Special Forces groups deploying on more than 100 separate missions to more than 50 countries.
Brig. Gen. Malcolm B. Frost will become deputy commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.
Frost is deputy director for operations at the National Joint Operations Intelligence Center in Washington.
He served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 2000 to 2003, deploying with the paratroopers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan.
Brig. Gen. Donald G. Fryc will become commanding general of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Fryc is commandant of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Sill, Okla., and previously served in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Brig. Gen. Brian J. McKiernan will become deputy commanding general for operations at the Eighth U.S. Army in Korea.
McKiernan is deputy commanding general for support with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Previously, he served with the division's 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment and at Army Reserve Command, among others.
Brig. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr. will become commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Morrison is commanding general of the 7th Theater Signal Command at Fort Gordon, Ga.
He previously served with the 35th Signal Brigade at Fort Bragg.
Col. Kurt L. Sonntag will become deputy commanding general for Army Special Operations Command.
Sonntag, who has been selected to be promoted to brigadier general, is the commander of Inter-Agency Military Advisory Detachment at Army Special Operations Command. He also has served as the command's chief of staff.