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Lynch selected as new IMCOM commander

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 Myer, Va.
Photo: 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. (Photo contributed)
Lynch

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 to Lynch.

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 Jr.

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 http://www.imcom.army.mil/hq/commander/bio/.

Ciotola’s biography is available at http://www.imcom.army.mil/hq/commander/leadership/article.33281.htm.

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