FORT GORDON, Ga. (June 15, 2010) - The Chief of Staff of the Army has announced that Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper, commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, Ga., has been selected to serve as the commanding general, United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

NETCOM/9th SC (A) is the Army's Global Network Enterprise service provider, executing full-spectrum cyber operations and attaining information superiority, achieving a Joint, Interagency and Multinational network enterprise.

Brig. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, deputy commanding general, NETCOM/9th SC (A), was selected to replace Napper. A date for the change of command ceremony has not yet been set.

7th Signal Command, headquartered at Fort Gordon, Ga., provides and defends network capabilities and services for Army, Joint, Interagency, and Multinational forces throughout the Western Hemisphere. The command includes the 21st Signal Brigade, Fort Detrick, Md.; 93rd Signal Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va.; 106th Signal Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Continental United States Theater Network Operations and Security Center (TNOSC), Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; South TNOSC, Fort Gordon, Ga.; and Network Enterprise Centers that provide telephone, network, and information security services at 37 Army installations across the United States.

Napper has commanded 7th Signal Command since it was activated by the Army in 2008.