|FORT MEYER, Va. (Installation Management Command Public
Affairs Office) — Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch became the Assistant Chief of
Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM) and commander of the U.S. Army
Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Nov. 2 in a ceremony at Fort
Lynch took over for the retiring Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, ACSIM since
June 2006 and commander of IMCOM since the establishment of the
organization in October 2006.
Gen. George W. Casey, Army Chief of Staff, passed the colors from Wilson
Joining Lynch was Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, who assumed the
responsibilities of IMCOM command sergeant major and senior enlisted
adviser to ACSIM.
Ciotola takes over those duties from Command Sgt. Maj. John M. Gaines
Lynch and Ciotola come to IMCOM Headquarters in Alexandria, Va., from
Fort Hood, Texas, where Lynch served as commanding general, and Ciotola
the command sergeant major of III Corps and Fort Hood.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Lynch
served in Kosovo and Iraq, including an assignment as commander of
Multi-National Division-Center in Baghdad from April 2007-July 2008.
Ciotola’s overseas assignments include three tours in the Federal
Republic of Germany, and two in the Persian Gulf.
Lynch’s biography is available at
Ciotola’s biography is available at
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