Klein assumes responsibility as DISA Europe’s new commander

Digital Communication Branch
Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs 
July 8, 2022 

DISA Europe change of command ceremony

Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, Defense Information Systems Agency director and Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network commander, passes the change of command flag to U.S. Army Col. Diane E. Klein entrusting her with the responsibility as the DISA Europe Field Command commander during a ceremony July 7 in Stuttgart, Germany. Photos by Lt. Col. Ed Shank, DISA/Released.

U.S. Army Col. Brent Skinner transferred duties as the commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency Europe Field Command to U.S. Army Col. Diane E. Klein during a change of command ceremony July 7 at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany. 

During the ceremony, Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, DISA director and Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network commander, praised Col. Skinner for his leadership in DISA Europe throughout a global pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

“A change of command ceremony says thank you to a great commander, while also welcoming a new commander who can bring new ideas and take the command to the next level,” said DISA Director and JFHQ-DODIN Commander Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner.  


Being in command is about relationships.

It’s about bringing people together toward a common vision and a common mission to drive success,” Skinner continued as he detailed Klein’s communication and relationship-building skills. 

DISA Europe is a vital combat support element to the commander of the United States European Command. DISA Europe is the voice of DISA in the European Theater and manages the European portion of the DODIN, provides information systems and services to operational components throughout NATO and supports U.S. interests in more than 100 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  

To learn more about DISA Europe’s role in connecting and protecting the U.S. warfighter, follow #DISAEUROPE on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

 

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