SAN ANTONIO, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GBF Board of Directors has elected retired Green Beret and Special Operations Commander, Maj. Gen. Simeon Trombitas as Chairman.
Upon assuming this position, General Trombitas pointed out that "The challenges we face to ensure support of the Green Beret community are enormous. Today U.S. Special Forces have the highest per-capita casualty rate of any unit in the Special Operations Forces. Although U.S. Army involvement in the 15-year ongoing ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has decreased, the worldwide demand for Green Berets is on the rise. I've been working in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our guys are engaged all over the world. The Green Berets' resolve to support this country is unparalleled. I am honored to have this opportunity to serve our Green Berets through the GBF."
Jennifer Paquette, GBF Executive Director, commented that the Foundation will greatly benefit from the General's leadership "at this critical time for Special Operations and Special Forces. The intellect, leadership, and commitment that characterized his distinguished career as an active duty officer will now directly impact our Foundation. With General Trombitas, we will meet the current challenges our community faces."
Major General Simeon G. Trombitas graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1978. He began his active duty career in the 2nd Armored Division and went on to serve three tours with 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). His other Commands included Assistant Deputy Director for Operations of United States Army Special Operations Command and Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, 7th Infantry Division. The General's duty assignments as a general officer were as Commanding General of Special Operations Command, Korea, Iraq National Counter-Terrorism Force Transition Team during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Special Assistant to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and Commanding General of United States Army South. His final position upon retirement in 2015 was Senior Defense Official / Defense Attaché at U.S. Embassy, Mexico.
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