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U.S. Army Soldier & Biological Chemical Command
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
(508) 233-5340

Date: July 30, 2001
No: 01-45

Soldier Systems Center welcomes new commander

NATICK, Mass. - A Change of Responsibility Ceremony will be held in Hunter Auditorium on August 6 at 10 a.m at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, known locally as the Natick Labs.

During the ceremony, Col. (Promotable) James Lewis Kennon will become the new deputy for acquisition and readiness for the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command and post commander for the Soldier Systems Center.

He will succeed Brig. Gen. Philip M. Mattox, who will be retiring from military service after 30 years.

Kennon is currently the Chief of Staff for the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Va.

The media are invited to attend this event. For details or to make arrangements, please contact Patty Welsh or Jerry Whitaker, Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (Natick), at (508) 233-5945 or (508) 233-5340.

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