FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Maj. Gen. Edward M. Reeder will assume command of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School during a change of command ceremony at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 on Fort Bragg's John F. Kennedy plaza.

Reeder will take over for Maj. Gen. Bennet S. Sacolick, whose next assignment will be as director of force management and development for the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

The ceremony will be hosted by Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Cleveland, Reeder and Sacolick are scheduled to deliver remarks during the ceremony.

Sacolick took command of SWCS Aug. 18, 2010. Reeder previously commanded the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), also headquartered at Fort Bragg.

FOR THE MEDIA: All members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend the ceremony. Please contact the SWCS Public Affairs Office at (910) 396-9394 or pao_swcs@soc.mil by noon on Aug. 15 in order to coordinate attendance. The ceremony will be held on Fort Bragg's John F. Kennedy Plaza, and all media representatives must meet a PAO escort at Stryker Golf Course by 8 a.m.

Media should provide after-hours contact information, to include e-mail addresses in case of any changes to the program schedule. Please provide the number of news team members, video and still photographers, live-feed trucks and other special equipment you plan to bring to the ceremony. Special needs or interview requests should be submitted at this time as well.