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Brumsey assumes leadership of DISA Central Field Command

Army COL Corey Brumsey assumed command of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Central Field Command from Army COL James (Jim) Turinetti IV during a change of command ceremony held Aug. 3 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. 

Brumsey comes to DISA Central Field Command from his most recent assignment as the assistant chief of staff/G-3 of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Turinetti served as the DISA Central Field Command commander for two years. In his next assignment he will serve as deputy G-6/chief information officer for the U.S. Army Pacific.

DISA Director and Commander of Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) Army LTG Alan R. Lynn presided over the ceremony.  Family members, friends, colleagues, and service members were in attendance to bid farewell to Turinetti and to welcome Brumsey.

Distinguished guests included David Bennett, director of DISA’s Operations Center and Command CMSgt Andrea Gates, senior enlisted advisor to the director of DISA.

After formally taking command, Brumsey thanked his family and friends, along with his new DISA family, for the show of support. Brumsey said he was “truly honored and humbled to assume command of this unique organization charged with providing enterprise-level capabilities and services for U.S. Central Command’s (CENTCOM) area of responsibility.”

Lynn commended Turinetti for his outstanding leadership and hard work as well as shared his high expectations for and faith in the incoming commander.

Turinetti thanked senior leadership at DISA Headquarters, CENTCOM leadership, DISA Central employees, and their family members for their continued support in moving the organization forward during his tenure as the commander. 

He highlighted several achievements, including  the improved management and performance of 10 service delivery nodes (SDN), successfully implementing a SDN at a diplomatic support center in the Middle East, and the pending deployment of another SDN at a diplomatic support center in the Middle East. 

A service delivery node is a combination of optical transport and Internet Protocol (IP) devices that deliver voice, video, and data services via fiber optic cable — transporting these services worldwide, wherever it is needed. There are destinations in the Middle East, the Pacific, Southwest Asia, and Europe.

The SDN initiatives supported the CENTCOM bandwidth strategy to improve infrastructure capacity, diversity, and survivability. 

Turinetti ended his remarks with the DISA Central slogan, “Proud to Serve, Central to Success.”

Posted Aug. 8, 2017