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Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl became the new U.S. Forces-Afghanistan deputy commander-support and U.S. National Support Element Command-Afghanistan commander during a ceremony Tuesday at the New Kabul Compound. Dahl replaces Army Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp.
Dahl will oversee logistical needs throughout Afghanistan.
He is deploying to Afghanistan again after having served in the nation previously just eight months ago.
“My family asked me why I’m coming back so soon,” he said. “I told them it’s because the most important thing in war is how it ends.” Rapp, who said it was his “greatest honor” to serve in the post Dahl is taking over, will lead the Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison in Washington, becoming the Army’s top representative to the U.S. Congress.
Image at Right: Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, right, International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan Commander, transfers the colors to Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, incoming USFOR-A Deputy Commander-Support and U.S. National Support Element Command-Afghanistan Commander during a ceremony July 3 at the New Kabul Compound. Dahl replaces Army Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp. Mark Porter/Courtesy U.S. Army