Twitty Leaves First Army

Aug 8, 2018

Lt. Gen. Stephen Twitty and Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson
Credit First Army

The commanding general of First Army is leaving. On Thursday, during a "relinquishment of command ceremony" on Arsenal Island, First Army will say good-bye to Lieutenant General Stephen Twitty.

After two years here as commanding general, Twitty will become the deputy commander for the US European Command.

Taking his place will be Major General Erik Peterson - he'll become acting commanding general after serving for one year leading First Army Division West. 

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