McClelland Assumes Command of DISA Europe
DISA Director Army LTG Alan Lynn passes the guidon to the incoming commander of DISA Europe, Army COL Andrew McClelland, during the change of command ceremony held July 8.
Army COL Andrew S. McClelland assumed command of Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) European Field Command from Army COL Jacqueline D. Brown during a change of command ceremony held July 8 in Stuttgart, Germany.
McClelland comes to DISA Europe from his most recent assignment as chief of the Network Integration Division at the Brigade Modernization Command in Fort Bliss, Texas.
Brown served as the DISA Europe commander for two years. Her next assignment is at the Pentagon, serving with the Army Chief Information Officer/G6.
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 Brown and to welcome McClelland.
“Over the past two years, COL Brown has developed a strategic vision for DISA Europe that aligns the European theater’s operational missions with DISA’s global priorities; ensuring mission partner operational capabilities are firmly aligned with the CCMD commanders,” said Lynn.
He called Brown “a strategic thinker who led the build out of the European theater’s first cyber protection team” and acknowledged the accomplishments of the entire DISA Europe team.
Lynn shared his high expectations for and faith in the incoming commander.
“[COL McClelland] brings wealth of tactical, operational, deployment, and programmatic experience to the fight,” said Lynn. “He is the right leader at the right time and place to continue the mission of synchronizing and delivering critical capabilities to our mission partners.”
The official party (from left to right: Army COL Jacqueline D. Brown, Army LTG Alan R. Lynn, and Army COL Andrew McClelland) renders honors during the national anthem.
Published July 12, 2016