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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed Major General John Kolasheski to the rank of Lieutenant General:

“I was pleased to join my Senate colleagues in unanimously confirming the appointment of the Big Red One’s own John Kolasheski to the rank of Lieutenant General in the US Army. Robba and I have enjoyed getting acquainted with General Kolasheski and Buffy and hold them both in highest regard for their character and service to country. I congratulate General Kolasheski on this momentous occasion, and I wish him and his family the best of luck as they transition later this summer to Fort Knox, Kentucky to command Fifth Corps, the Army’s newest Corps Headquarters.”

Lieutenant General John Kolasheski assumed duty as the Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Kansas on June 8, 2018. Prior to his arrival at Fort Riley, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  

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