Sunday, March 6, 2016
Change of Command for Resolute Support Mission
On March 2nd, 2016 the Resolute Support Headquarters conducted a Change of Command ceremony. General John Campbell passed command of the NATO mission in Afghanistan to General John Nicholson. General Campbell spent 18 months at the senior NATO commander in Afghanistan. He succeeded General Joe Dunford (now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff). At the end of 2014 Campbell oversaw the transition from the ISAF mission to the Resolute Support Mission. Nicholson begins his fourth tour in Afghanistan.
Read some related news articles and videos on the CoC Ceremony:
"Dunford Arrives in Kabul for Change of Command, Consultations with Afghans", DoD News, Mar 1, 2016.
"A new U.S. commander takes over at deteriorating Afghanistan war", Los Angeles Times, Mar 2, 2016.
"NATO Secretary General welcomes change of command in Afghanistan", NATO, March 2, 2016.
"New U.S. General Takes Command of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan", The New York Times, March 2, 2016.
Change of Command at Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, Resolute Support, March 2, 2016. 2-minute long video posted on YouTube of the CoC ceremony in Kabual.
Gen. Campbell's Last Media Engagement in Afghanistan, Resolute Support, March 2, 2016. 7-minute long video posted on YouTube by RSM.