Big Red One to welcome new deputy commanding general

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The Big Red One will welcome its newest leader with a Victory with Honors ceremony at 4 p.m. today at the 1st Infantry Division’s headquarters on Fort Riley.

Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Smith will serve as the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley deputy commanding general for support. Smith comes to the division from Kuwait where he served as the director of operations for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

Smith previously served in the Big Red One as the commander of Battery B, 25th Field Artillery (Target Acquisition), 1st Inf. Div. Artillery, from October 1997 to April 1999. His decorations and badges include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

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