REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

The promotion and subsequent Change of Command is currently scheduled for Dec. 6, at Redstone Arsenal.

Currently serving as special assistant to the commanding general, U.S. Army Material Command, Karbler brings more than 30 years of leadership and technical experience to the job, particularly Air Defense Artillery, joint command and staff assignments, and test and evaluation.

Karbler's recent assignments include: chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command; commanding general, U. S. Army Test and Evaluation Command; director, Joint and Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G8; commanding general, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command; and commandant, U.S. Army Air Defense School.

Karbler is succeeding Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson, who took command of the organization in January 2017 and will be assuming his new post as the first deputy commander for the newly activated U. S. Space Command.