"USAREUR was born in the intense combat of World War II, and stood tall along the inter-German border during the long years of the Cold War. In the 1990s, missions in Bosnia and Kosovo required the command to begin its transformation into an expeditionary Army that trains, equips and commands deployable forces in support of combatant commanders. Today, USAREUR continues its transformation, while playing an essential role in the worldwide fight against terrorism." - Gen. David D. McKiernan, Commanding General