FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Col. David "Buck" Dellinger has taken over as the new garrison commander for Fort Campbell and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Army installation on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.
According to an Army release, Dellinger took command from the former garrison commander, Col. Perry C. Clark, during a ceremony Monday. Clark is going to a new assignment with the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq to work as a military adviser to the Iraqi special forces.
Dellinger, who is an Asheville, N.C., native and a West Point graduate, comes from Special Operations Command Europe in Germany where he served as the operations officer.
The garrison commander reports to Maj. Gen. James McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell.