Joint Task Force North to Host Change-of-Command Ceremony

PA-004-17 | Sept. 15, 2017

FORT BLISS, Texas — (Sept. 15, 2017) - Army Brig. Gen. Laura L. Yeager, former director of the Joint Staff of the California Joint Force Headquarters at the Joint Force Headquarters in Sacramento, California, will assume command of Joint Task Force North (JTF-N) during a ceremony at 9 a.m. MDT Friday, Sept. 29, at the Centennial

Banquet and Conference Center, 11199 Sergeant E. Churchill, Fort Bliss, Texas  79908.

Brig. Gen. Yeager will assume command from Army Maj. Gen. Kurt S. Crytzer.


The ceremony can be viewed live Sept. 29 at


Media interested in attending this event must RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 27. All media that must be escorted on to base must plan to arrive at Fort Bliss’ Global Reach Access Gate no later than 8 a.m. All media must plan to arrive at JTF-N no later than 8:20 a.m.


For more information on the ceremony or to RSVP, 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.

  • Sarah Lifshin
  • Phone:915-313-7621
  • Cell: 915-472-2323