U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lance A. Okamura and U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. Timothy C. Kuehhas pose for a photo.
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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Cuba - GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (June 1, 2021) – U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lance A. Okamura relieved U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. Timothy C. Kuehhas as Commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), during a ceremony on June 1, 2021, aboard Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The ceremony was presided by the Military Deputy Commander for U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew A. Croft. “I am truly honored, privileged and proud to serve as the newest Commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, one of the most important no-fail missions in the U.S. military today,” said Okamura. “I look forward to learning from our JTF warfighters and serving alongside them, as we uphold our mission to conduct the safe, humane legal care and custody of detainees.” Brig. Gen. Okamura is the first military police (MP) general officer to command JTF-GTMO since its inception in 2002 and has served as the deputy commander of JTF-GTMO since November 2020. He is the 17th commander of JTF-GTMO and the first Army general to lead the organization since 2006. (Joint Task Force Guantanamo photo)


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