U.S. Southern Command

May 28, 2021
 

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, USA, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of general, and assignment as commander, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida.

 

 

March 17, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The United States already is losing positional advantage to China in the Western Hemisphere, in our own “neighborhood,” warns Adm. Craig S. Faller, USN, commander, U.S. Southern Command, testifying before Congress on March 16.

China is using the COVID-19 pandemic to progress its goal of global dominance. The adversary is using its vaccination program and assistance to poorer countries in the democratic Western Hemisphere to cement the use of China’s 5G communications and information technology, especially in the Caribbean and Central and South America, leaders say. The problem is that what starts as a veiled commercial interest ends with a significant military application and connection—given that the commercial companies, like Huawei, are all state owned, explained Adm. Craig S. Faller, USN, commander, U.S. Southern Command.

September 1, 2020
 

Rear Adm. Yvette M. Davids, USN, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida.

June 25, 2020
 

Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones, USA, has been selected as the command senior enlisted leader for U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida.

February 7, 2019
 

The U.S. Defense Department has named Vice Adm. Craig Faller, USN, as commander of U.S. Southern Command.

November 15, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. John F. Hussey, USAR, has been assigned as deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Cuba.

October 16, 2018
 

Vice Adm. Craig S. Faller, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami.

Ocotber 5, 2018
 

AeroVironment Inc. has been awarded a $13,000,000, single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, for Raven RQ-11B small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS). This contract satisfies recurring requirements for RQ-11B SUAS, spares kits, ancillary equipment, and recurring related training. The location of performance is U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility which includes Central America, South America and the Caribbean nations. The work is expected to be completed by September 28, 2023.  This award is the result of a non-competitive acquisition and one offer was received. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,800,000 is being obligated at the time of award.

May 15, 2018
 

Rear Adm. John C. Ring, USN, will be assigned as commander, Joint Task Force - Guantanamo Bay, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

October 10, 2017
 

Rear Adm. Stephanie T. Keck, USN, will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), U.S. Southern Command, Key West, Florida.

September 21, 2017
 

Capt. Michael W. Studeman, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as director, J-2, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida. 

July 27, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Antonio M. Fletcher, USA, has been assigned as director, J-5, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida.

June 17, 2016
 

Rear Adm. Daniel B. Hendrickson, USN, will be assigned as director, Theater Engagement, J-7, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida.

 

January 13, 2016
 

Vice Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, USN, has been appointed to the rank of admiral and assigned as commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami.   

October 21, 2015
 

Capt. Cedric E. Pringle, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy commander, Joint Interagency Task Force–South, U.S. Southern Command, Key West, Florida. 

September 29, 2015
 

Rear Admiral Peter J. Clarke, USN, will be assigned as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

September 28, 2015
 

Brig. Gen. Mary-Kate Leahy, USAR, has been assigned as director, J-2, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida.

June 24, 2015
 

Rear Adm. Fernandez L. Ponds, USN, will be assigned as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

November 18, 2014
 

Brig. Gen. Kurt L. Sonntag, USA, has been assigned as commander, Special Operations Command South, U.S. Southern Command, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.

 

Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, USA, has been nominated for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida.

 

Capt. Daniel H. Fillion, USN, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral and will be assigned as director, J-5, U.S. Southern Command, Miami.

January 30, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the grade of general and assignment as commander, U.S. Southern Command.

October 25, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. James C. Lettko, ARNG, has been assigned deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Cuba.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

ITT Systems Corporation, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being awarded a $20 million firm fixed price with cost reimbursable line items contract modification to provide various program management operations and maintenance, and mission support services to the Air Force Forward operating location in support of the U. S. Southern Command aerial counter drug surveillance mission at HATO International Airport Curacao, Netherland Antilles and Reina Beatrix International Airport, Aruba. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

March 8, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Vice Adm. Joseph D. Kernan, USN, has been assigned deputy commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida.