FORT HOOD, Texas — Col. Matthew J. Van Wagenen, 1st Cavalry Division Deputy Commander – Support, will be promoted to brigadier general during a retreat ceremony scheduled for Friday at 2:30 p.m. on Cooper Field here.
Van Wagenen recently served as the Commander, Task Force Southeast in Gardez City, Paktia Province, Afghanistan from April to August 2017. Van Wagenen previously commanded the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Tx from June 2014 to March 2016.
Van Wagenen will be available to interview after the ceremony.
Media wishing to cover this event should contact the 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs Office, at (254) 287-9400, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie.g.wallacemyles.mil@mail no later than 10 a.m. Friday. A public affairs escort will meet the media at the Fort Hood Visitors Center on T.J. Mills Blvd. media parking at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.
Note: Please see full biography of Col. Van Wagenen at link below.