10th AAMDC welcomes Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett as the new Commanding General
1 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Gen. Darryl A. Williams, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, passes the colors to Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)   (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
10th AAMDC welcomes Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett as the new Commanding General
2 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Col. Bruce Bredlow, deputy commander of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, marches the color guard during a change in command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
10th AAMDC welcomes Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett as the new Commanding General
3 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army 1st Lt. Katherine Guettlein, the executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding Officer for 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, narrates during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
10th AAMDC welcomes Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett as the new Commanding General
4 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 10th AAMDC welcomes Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett, the new Commanding General of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, during a change of command ceremony on July 12 in Sembach, Germany. After 3 years of command, Maj. Gen Greg Brady was honored for his accomplishments during his time at 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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5 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen Greg Brady laughs at a joke made during U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett’s speech during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A salute battery renders honors to Maj. Gen Greg Brady for his three years in command during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
10th AAMDC welcomes Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett as the new Commanding General
7 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen Greg Brady, former commander of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, passes the colors to Gen. Darryl A. Williams during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
10th AAMDC welcomes Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett as the new Commanding General
8 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5, Wesley Dohogn, the Command Chief Warrant Officer for 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, listens to Maj. Gen Greg Brady’s speech during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
10th AAMDC welcomes Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett as the new Commanding General
9 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. David Endter, commander of 5th Battalion 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, salutes the new commanding general during ‘pass and review’ on July 12 in Sembach Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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10 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett, the new Commanding General of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, salutes to the American Flag during a change of command ceremony on July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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11 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Capt. Rachel Skalisky, commander of 13th Missile Defense Battery salutes during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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12 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S Army Capt. Jayson Ruiz-Perez, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 10th AAMDC, salutes the new commanding general during ‘pass and review’ on July 12 in Sembach Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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13 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen Greg Brady gives his farewell speech during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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14 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Lt. Col Steven Rachamim, commander of 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, salutes the new commanding general during ‘pass and review’ on July 12 in Sembach Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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15 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett, the new Commanding General of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, stands at attention during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)   (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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16 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Brig. Gen Maurice Barnett (left), Gen. Darryl A. Williams (middle) and Maj. Gen Greg Brady (right) prepares for a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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17 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The color guard executing 'order arms' during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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18 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Maj. Gen Greg Brady, former Commanding General for 10th Army Air and Missile Defense, salutes during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th AAMDC from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL
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19 / 19 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Brig. Gen Maurice Barnett (left), Gen. Darryl A. Williams (middle) and Maj. Gen Greg Brady (right) salute to the German and American National Anthem during a change of command ceremony July 12 in Sembach, Germany. Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett assumed the command of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid)  (Photo Credit: Pfc. Yesenia Cadavid) VIEW ORIGINAL

SEMBACH, Germany— U.S. Army Brig. Gen Maurice Barnett assumed command of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command from Maj. Gen Greg Brady in a ceremony on July 12, 2022 at Sembach Kaserne, Germany.

Service members, family and friends took part in the ceremony to support the new commanding general and to honor the accomplishments of Brady.

Presiding over the ceremony was U.S. Army Gen. Darryl A. Williams, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and Africa. In Williams’ speech, he highlights the accomplishments of 10th AAMDC under the command of Brady.

The 10th AAMDC commanding general is required to perform in four critical roles: as the theater army air and missile defense coordinator, he manages a particularly constrained resource environment with an insatiable requirement for air defense capabilities. As the senior Army air defender in theater, he serves as the proponent for modernization of air and missile defense in support of U.S. Army future requirements. As the deputy area air defense commander, he advises a sister component commander on all matters in air defense operations, planning and coordination. As the commanding general, he leads and manages operations across four garrisons and 10 separate forward-deployed sites.

“In each of these demanding roles, Major General Brady has performed superbly, and the list is just a few of his exceptional achievements,” said Gen. Williams.

Brady led the expansion of the 10 AAMDC headquarters from a colonel command to a general officer command and incorporated a 25 percent increase in staff. Brady also oversaw the activation of 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment and deployed the Army's newest maneuver short range air defense capability, M-SHORAD, a striker-based platform. 10th not only fielded M-SHORAD, but showing off the advanced capability as part of the Army's modernization effort, drove the prototypes over 1000 miles of from Ansbach, Germany all the way to the northern edge of Estonia and conducted a mid-winter live fire and combined arms training exercise on the Gulf of Finland.

“Such a bittersweet honor to be here today,” said Brady. “Bitter, because of how sad I am to leave this team I love so much. Sweet, because of how much this team has accomplished and General Williams just highlighted over the last three years and because of the exciting future I see for this command in the coming years.”

Over the past three years, 10th AAMDC trained Ukrainian Soldiers on radars that they are now using to defend their skies. Last fall, Soldiers of 10 AAMDC supported the movement of 42,000 Afghans in their new journey to freedom and security. This year, both battalions rapidly deployed Patriot and short-range air defense batteries across 5 different NATO countries to assure Allies and deter any potential aggressor in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a flagrant violation of international law.

“Throughout, the Soldiers, sergeants, officers and civilians of this command, displayed professionalism, expertise and commitment to our nation and its values,” said Williams. “Their performance is a testament to the outstanding leadership of Major General Brady.”

Over the past 3 years, readiness and relationships have been the focus for 10th AAMDC.

Readiness can be encapsulated by current operation deployments across NATO's Eastern flank. There are soldiers deployed across six countries deterring aggression against NATO and assuring our Allies and partners of the United States, commitment to defend every inch of alliance territory including the skies.

During Brady’s time in command, 10th AAMDC trained extensively with NATO Allies: a combined live fire in Greece with German air force partners, Sabre Guardian, a combined live fire missile exercise with five air and missile defense platforms shooting over the Black Sea including U.S. Patriot, Romanian Hawk, U.S. Avengers, and Romanian SA-6 SAA just to name a few.

“I said our other focus was relationships. Not only do we maintain them, but we also improve them,” said Brady. “We cherish these relationships, and a lot of our US joint partners are here today.” He also states, “It's been fortunate to build these relationships with you and I know these relationships will stay strong for years to come.”

The Brady family are ready to start their next chapter in Omaha, Nebraska, at the United States Strategic Command.

“We will continue to cherish our memories with all of you and sincerely hope our paths cross again,” said Brady. Please continue to treat everyone with dignity and respect because you know what? When you put people first, winning happens. Shield of victory, stronger together, people first, winning matters.”

The new Commanding General, Brig. Gen Maurice Barnett is from Gary, Indiana and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery Corps upon graduation from Indiana University in 1994. At his previous assignment he served a Deputy Commanding Officer for United States Army Cadet Command.

“I'm excited to join this great team, Team 10, and humbled by the leaders with whom I get to serve and ready to hit the ground running,” said Barnett.