U.S. Central Command Media Advisory

Release No: 17-153 April 14, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
April 14, 2017
Release Number 20170414-01


Statements attributed to unauthorized CENTCOM Spokesman

TAMPA, Fla. -- Statements published on April 13 attributed to USCENTCOM were made by an individual unauthorized to speak on behalf of U.S. Central Command and do not reflect the professionalism of CENTCOM, said Maj. Josh Jacques here today.

"These statements fail to portray the values of more than 80,000 service members of the U.S. military currently serving in the CENTCOM area of responsibility," said Jacques, CENTCOM Media Division Chief. "Our media engagement mission is to provide accurate, impartial information to the public and their media representatives worldwide. Those inappropriate statements do not reflect the official views of CENTCOM or its leadership."

Jacques added that the unofficial statements undermine the confidence of the public who expect more responsible and thoughtful insight. As military spokesmen, he said a higher quality of service will be delivered in the future.