Col. Michael J. Hester to Retire, March 1

PA-001-19 | Feb. 20, 2019

FORT BLISS, Texas — (Feb. 19, 2019) – Army Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager, commanding general of Joint Task Force North (JTF-N), will host a retirement ceremony for Army Col. Michael J. Hester, former Fort Bliss garrison commander and 1st Armored Division rear detachment chief of staff, celebrating a military career of nearly 30 years. 

The ceremony, which will take place Friday, March 1, at the JTF-N headquarters at 11603 Old Ironside Drive, Fort Bliss, will begin at 3 p.m. Media planning on covering this event should arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.

Media should use the Global Reach access control points for entry onto post. Contact the POC below for assistance on event coverage. An installation Visitor’s Pass can be obtained at the Chaffee and Buffalo Soldier Visitor Control Center.

For more information on the ceremony, please contact Sarah Amato, JTF-N public affairs officer, at 915-313-7621 (office) or 915-472-2323 (cell). Media are requested to RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 28.

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 Amato
  • Phone:915-313-7621
  • Cell: 915-472-2323