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NEWS | April 11, 2016

U.S. Army Central Change of Responsibility

By USARCENT Public Affairs U.S. Army Central

Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie arrives from U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and will take over duties as the command sergeant major for U.S. Army Central from Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelley, who is retiring after 31 years of active duty service. Kelley’s retirement from active duty will be part of the change of responsibility ceremony.


U.S. Army Central has been resident in Central Asia and the Middle East for more than 20 years. With forward headquarters in Kuwait, Qatar, and Afghanistan, the presence preserves regional stability and prosperity. U.S. Army Central provides the strategic land power that prevents conflict, shapes the environment and, when necessary, wins the Nation’s wars.


Interested media should contact U.S. Army Central Public Affairs as soon as possible. Media is not permitted on Shaw Air Force Base without prior coordination, must have vehicle registration, proof of insurance and a driver’s license. Contact Maj. Neysa Williams at (803) 885-8876, to coordinate on-post access in advance.