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Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler has been confirmed by the Senate for appointment to lieutenant general and for assignment as commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command.

The promotion and subsequent change of command is scheduled Friday at Redstone Arsenal.

Currently serving as special assistant to the commander of Army Materiel Command, Karbler brings more than 30 years of leadership and technical experience to the job, particularly air defense artillery, joint command and staff assignments, and test and evaluation.

His recent assignments include: chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command; commander of Test and Evaluation Command; director, Joint and Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G8; commander of 94th Air and Missile Defense Command; and commandant, Army Air Defense School.

Karbler is succeeding Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, who took command of the organization in January 2017 and will become the first deputy commander for the newly activated U.S. Space Command.

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