FORT BLISS, Texas —
(Feb. 24, 2017) – Army Lt. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, director of the Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center, will host a promotion ceremony honoring the distinguished and honorable service of Army Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Crytzer, commanding general of Joint Task Force North, as he assumes the rank of major general, Thursday, March 2.
The ceremony, which will take place at JTF-N headquarters at 11 a.m., will honor Crytzer, a Special Forces officer, who joined the command in fall 2015.
The general previously served as the deputy commanding general of Special Operations Command Central. In that position, he also served as the commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force-Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, where he was responsible for the special operations efforts to counter ISIL, in support of U.S., allied and partner nation objectives.
Media planning to attend the ceremony must RSVP by Wednesday, March 1. Those attending the ceremony, which will be held at Bldg. 11603, Ironsides Drive, must arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums at Bldg. 1735, Marshall Road, Fort Bliss.
For more information on the ceremony, please contact Sarah Lifshin, JTF-N public affairs officer, at 915-313-7621 (office) or 915-472-2323 (cell).
JTF-N is a Defense Department joint task force tasked to support the United States’ federal law enforcement agencies with military capabilities in support of counter transnational criminal organization activities.