GRAFENWOHR, Germany — Col. Avanulas R. Smiley assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwohr on Thursday, replacing Col. Nils Christian Sorenson, according to a garrison release.

Smiley previously served as the Chief of Operations for Installation Management Command in Washington, D.C. Sorenson’s next assignment is as Director of Operations — G3, U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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