CJTF-OIR transitions commanders for defeat-ISIS mission
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul J. Lacamera, commanding general of XVIII Airborne Corps, and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Albertson, command sergeant major of XVIII Airborne Corps, case the XVIII Airborne Corps colors at the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 14, 2019. The U.S. Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, deployed from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to areas in Southwest Asia, transferred its command authority to the III Armored Corps, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas. CJTF-OIR is a 81-member global coalition, which works by, with, and through partner forces to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria, and sets conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability.