Friday, April 17, 2015

TAAC-South Commander Profile

BG Viet Luong, the 1st Cavalry Division's Deputy Commander of Maneuver, has been deployed to Afghanistan with about 60 1st Cav unit members since January 2015. He is in charge of the Train, Advise, Assist Command - South (TAAC-South) based at Kandahar Airfield. Many of the troops in his Afghan command are from the 101st Airborne Division. In addition he commands Coalition personnel from other countries including Australia, Bulgaria, and Romania. His last deployment to Afghanistan was in 2011 when he was a brigade commander with the 101st Airborne Division. The members of the 1st Cav - who form the principal staff of the TAAC - will redeploy in the summer to their home base. They will be replaced by staff from the 7th Infantry Division.

A detailed biography of BG Luong is posted on the Resolute Support portal at this link.

More info on TAAC-South is available on the Resolute Support portal at this link.

Read more about BG Luong in the news story "A closer look: 1st Cav's ongoing mission in Afghanistan", Fort Hood Herald, April 15, 2015.

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