Gen. Christopher K. Haas takes charge of U.S. Army Special Forces Command

This is a bit old but good to know none-the-less.

Brig. Gen. Christopher K. Haas on Wednesday became commander of the Army’s Green Berets at a ceremony attended by the elder brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Haas replaced Maj. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr. as the leader of U.S. Army Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg. Reeder had been in command since July 21, 2010.

“It’s an honor once again to serve in your ranks,” Haas told the soldiers assembled on Meadows Field at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command headquarters.

Haas has commanded the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan and Fort Bragg’s 3rd Special Forces Group.

Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command, officiated at the ceremony.

“No officer is better prepared to take the reins from Ed than Chris,” Cleveland said. “He is a warrior, a leader, a man of courage and conviction.”