By Meghann Myers. Kurilla previously commanded the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and served as the CENTCOM chief of staff from August 2018 to September 2019. . Mr. Biden nominated Gen. Kurilla, a West Point grad who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, for promotion to four stars and command of U.S. Central Command, which is based in Tampa, Florida. Its . By C. Todd Lopez In Tampa, Florida, Friday, Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth Frank McKenzie Jr. passed command of U.S. Central Command over to Army Gen. Michael Eric Kurilla, who at one time served as the He earned his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.B.A. from Regis University. Kurilla said during his confirmation hearing in early February that the Middle Eastern region, where . During his first visit to Bahrain since assuming command of CENTCOM on April 1, U.S. Army Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla met with Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. The CENTCOM commander will also stop at the IDF's new command headquarters in Tel Aviv to . Michael Erik Kurilla (born May 16, 1966) is a United States Army general who serves as the 15th commander of United States Central Command since April 1, 2022. . General Erik Kurilla, who was on a tour of Saudi Arabia and Egypt as part of what he called a "listening tour", told Al Arabiya . Army Lt. Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla is now the head of U.S. Central Command, and Gen. Frank McKenzie has retired. EGYPT - U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Erik Kurilla met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, Minister of Defense Gen. Mohamed Zaki and Lt. Gen. Osama Askar, chief of staff of the armed forces, May 9, while visiting the CENTCOM area of responsibility. 5/12/2022. Army Lieutenant General Michael Kurilla testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to the next commander of the US Central Command on February 8, 2022. He also spent every year from 2004 to 2014 in the CENTCOM area of responsibility, commanding forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to his official bio. Iran Conflict - Military Middle East. We've also provided all communication equipment used along the border, to include 4,800 radios. . Kurilla served as the CENTCOM chief of staff from August 2018 to September 2019. Army Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, the commander of XVII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, took over the leadership of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) on Friday, April 1 in Tampa. General Kurilla reaffirmed U.S. Central Command's support for Tajikistan's border security, counterterrorism, and counternarcotics operations. DUSHANBE -- US Central Command (CENTCOM)'s new commander conferred on security with leaders in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan this month. The Senate on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022,. In 2005, Kurilla, then a lieutenant colonel, was wounded in Iraq during a firefight. US Central Command chief Gen. Erik Kurilla told Al Arabiya on Tuesday that countering the threat posed by the Islamic republic remained a top priority but said it would be reliant on regional . Lt. Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, gives a speech at the 101st Airborne Division change of command on March 5, 2021.(U.S. Andrea Notter/U.S. Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, nominee to be commander of U.S. Central Command, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Feb. 8. He has led units in combat, peacekeeping, and operational deployments.

Army Lt. Gen. Michael . Nominated to run U.S. Central Command, Lt. Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, testified Tuesday at his Senate Armed Services confirmation hearing. Iran, the United States' most formidable rival in the Middle East, has long been a preoccupation of Centcom commanders. Kurilla served previously as the chief of staff of Centcom from August 2018 to September 2019, McKenzie said. CENTCOM commander Kurilla told Senate lawmakers in February that bringing Israel into cooperation with Arab states on integrated air and missile defense offered "some of the greatest opportunity" for bolstering collective security in the region. The incoming CENTCOM leader will also be . The U.S. Central Command is based in MacDill Air . Born in California and raised in Elk River, Minnesota, . . Stars and Stripes February 22, 2022 Lt. Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, gives a speech in March 2021 at Fort Campbell, Ky. Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, gives a speech at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) change of command on March 5, 2021. Iran, the United States' most formidable rival in the Middle East, has long been a preoccupation of CENTCOM commanders. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, with graduate degrees . President Sisi welcomed the CENTCOM . The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Joe Biden's pick to lead U.S. Central Command as part of a slate of military promotions ahead of the chamber's holiday break.. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, who currently serves as the commander of XVIII Airborne Corps out of Fort Bragg in North Carolina, was approved Thursday evening without objection for the new post leading military operations . US President Joe Biden nominated Lieutenant General Michael E. Kurilla to be the next commander of Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees military operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Major General Michael Kurilla, President Biden's choice to head Central Command (CENTCOM), began his Army career in 1988. Kurilla said U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, is home to nine of the 10 most dangerous terrorist organizations in the world and is also burdened by long-running civil wars in Syria and Yemen. Today, I had a great series of engagements here in Tashkent, with President Mirziyoyev, Secretary of the National Security Council Makhmudov, General Lieutenant Qurbonov, General Major Khalmuhamedov, and the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Kurilla, the commander of the 18th Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will replace Gen. Frank McKenzie, whose tenure will end on April 1. Over the past four years, CENTCOM's [assistance] include[d] ground sensors for the Tajik border guards. CENTCOM Commander General Michael E. Kurilla Visits Uzbekistan. Andrea Notter/Army) U.S. troops still serving . His predecessor, as of 1 p.m., the now-retired General Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie said, he cannot think of a better man to succeed him. Kurilla served previously as the chief of staff of Centcom from August 2018 to September 2019, McKenzie said. U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services | Russell Senate Building, Room 228 | Washington, D.C. 20510-6050 | (202) 224-3871 "It's only fitting now that he's returned to Tampa to command the joint force's premier combatant command," McKenzie said. It was a standing ovation Friday afternoon for General Erik Kurilla, CENTCOM's 18th and newest commander. 00:00. The Army general who was nominated to lead the U.S. Central Command had a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill before departing for Europe to join the rest of his soldiers. 1 min read. CENTCOM commander Kurilla told Senate lawmakers in February that bringing Israel into cooperation with Arab states on integrated air and missile defense offered "some of the greatest opportunity" for bolstering collective security in the region. Army/Spc. Army Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, who has earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during his military career, took over leadership of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) on Friday during an event at the Tampa Convention Center, according to a press release from the command. The Senate has voted to confirm Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, who heads the U.S. Army's 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, to be the next commander . The CENTCOM commander will also stop at the IDF's new command headquarters in Tel Aviv to . In an interview with The National published Thursday, General Erik Kurilla of Centcom (Central Command) said the US was also concerned about surging food and fuel prices, and the growing influence of China. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, who currently serves as the commander of XVIII Airborne Corps out of Fort Bragg in North Carolina, was approved Thursday evening without objection for the new post. Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla on Wednesday (June 15) in Dushanbe met with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to discuss US-Tajik security matters, according to a statement on Rahmon's official site. Army Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla, who took charge of U.S. Central Command this spring, met in late June with dozens of the approximately 300 soldiers, Special Operations members and foreign trainees stationed at this sprawling base in eastern Syria. McKenzie is stepping down as CENTCOM commander on Apr. Naval Forces Central . President Sisi welcomed the CENTCOM . ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - General Kenneth F. McKenzie on Friday handed over the leadership of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) to General Michael "Erik" Kurilla who has previously labeled Iran as .

CAIRO - 9 May 2022: Egypt's Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki and Michael Erik Kurilla, commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), discussed on Monday issues of regional security of mutual concern in a meeting in Cairo. Details.

The new CENTCOM commander calls Iran the most destabilizing force in the Middle East, reiterating the position that the United States will not allow a nuclear Iran. Thursday, Jan 6. Kurilla served previously as the chief of staff of Centcom from August 2018 to September 2019, McKenzie said. During their meeting, Zaki and Kurilla discussed means of deepening military cooperation relations between the armed forces . Then-Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, now the commander of CENTCOM, told lawmakers in February that over-the-horizon counterterrorism was "extremely difficult but not impossible," whereas earlier this . He also affirmed the U.S. commitment to peace, prosperity, security, and human rights in the region. TEXAS FATHER OF TWO GUNNED DOWN CARRYING DAUGHTER'S BIRTHDAY CAKE INTO CHUCK E. CHEESE Gen. Kurilla served as Chief of Staff at CENTCOM prior to his position at Fort Bragg and was the head of the. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) - "There is a risk with sanctions relief that Iran would use that money to support terrorism in the region . Andrea Notter) Nominated to run U.S. Central Command, Lt. Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, testified Tuesday at his Senate Armed Services confirmation hearing. February 22, 2022. . Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi led an honor guard at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv on to receive the new Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), Maj. Gen. Michael Kurilla, on his first official visit to Israel. The White House has nominated Army Lt. Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla to take over as commander. Gen. Michael Kurilla, Centcom commander, said of Russian . Egypt's Defence and Military Production Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces General Mohamed Zaki met on Monday with Commander of the US Central Command (US CENTCOM) Michael E . AMMAN His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday received Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) Gen. Michael E. Kurilla and discussed means of enhancing military and defence cooperation between Jordan and the United States. Kurilla previously commanded the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and served as the CENTCOM chief of . CENTCOM is a multi-branch command that oversees all U.S. military activities in 21 nations from Egypt east to Kazakhstan. Kurilla, who spent much of the spring traveling throughout the region and meeting with foreign counterparts, is fixated on the aggressive activity Tehran has gotten away with and frequently references a recent NBC News . Kurilla travelled to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia less than 45 days after taking the command to hear from America's strategic partners, he said. CAIRO - 9 May 2022: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received General Michael E. Kurilla, the commander of US Central Command in the Middle East (CENTCOM) on Monday at the Cairo-based Presidential Palace, discussing ways to advance military and security cooperation between Egypt and the United States. U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Kurilla testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing for his confirmation to be the general and commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). General Kurilla previously commanded 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry (Stryker), 2nd Ranger Battalion, the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the XVIII Airborne Corps. Kurilla spent every year from 2004 to 2014 in CENTCOM's area of responsibility, which extends from Egypt on the Mediterranean to Afghanistan in South Asia and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Gen. Kurilla is congratulated by his predecessor, Gen Frank McKenzie as he assumes command of CENTCOM on April 1, 2022. McKenzie said, is the recent shift of Israel from the European Command area of responsibility to CENTCOM's. . He is a graduate of the U.S.. The administration on Wednesday nominated Army Lt. Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla to lead the military's Central Command, according to U.S. officials and congressional records. Kurilla, who has vast experience fighting in the CENTCOM region as a past commander of the Army's elite 75th Ranger Regiment and 82nd Airborne Division, said intelligence-collecting drones are . The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla as the commander of the U.S. Central Command. Today, I had a great series of engagements here in Tashkent, with President Mirziyoyev, Secretary of the National Security Council Makhmudov, General Lieutenant Qurbonov, General Major Khalmuhamedov, and the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Lt. Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla gives a speech at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) change of command, March 5, 2021, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Kurilla is nominated to become the next . (May 18, 2022 / JNS) Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi led an honor guard at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv to receive the new commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), Maj. Gen. Michael Kurilla, on his first official visit to Israel.. "It's only fitting now that he's returned to Tampa to command the joint force's . In his confirmation hearing last month, Kurilla described the Peshmerga as "very reliable and very capable." Read More: Key US Senator, CENTCOM nominee-commander hail Masoud Barzani, Peshmerga Senator Jim Inhofe. If confirmed, Kurilla will replace General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., whose tenure is set to end later this year. "It's only fitting now that he's returned to Tampa to command the joint force's premier. TAMPA, Fla. - A new general is now heading up U.S. Central Command at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base . XVIII Airborne Corps commander set to be next CENTCOM boss ByMeghann Myers Thursday, Jan 6 Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, has been nominated to lead U.S. Central. Commander, United States Central Command Michael Erik Kurilla was born in 1966 in California. CENTCOM Commander General Michael E. Kurilla Visits Uzbekistan. By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Published: MARCH 19, 2022 06:43 U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today questioned Lieutenant General Michael Kurilla, nominated to be general and Commander of U.S. Central Command, about the risks posed by providing Iran with sanctions relief and how the U.S. can support its Kurdish friends. Kurilla, who had been the commander of the 18th Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg . 1, and he will be replaced by Gen. Michael Kurilla (US Army.) . Kurilla, who spent much of the spring traveling throughout the region and . CAIRO - 9 May 2022: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received General Michael E. Kurilla, the commander of US Central Command in the Middle East (CENTCOM) on Monday at the Cairo-based Presidential Palace, discussing ways to advance military and security cooperation between Egypt and the United States. "This assistance will continue. National . IMAGE: AP/TWITTER. U.S. Central Command leader Gen. Kenneth J. McKenzie Jr. said Iran remains the central threat in the CENTCOM region. Prior to that, Kurilla worked as chief of staff for Central Command. Discussions also addressed regional and international . Naval Forces Central . "We admire Tajikistan's leadership role in Central Asian security. Kurilla previously commanded the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C. and served as the CENTCOM chief of staff from August 2018 to September 2019. . Army photo) Lt. Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, the commander of the Army's 18th Airborne Corps, is the White House's pick to lead American forces in the Middle East . If confirmed by the .

facility at Tanf garrison in Syria. We've given Tajikistan more than 400 patrol vehicles," Kurilla told reporters while in Tajikistan. General Kurilla spent every year from 2004 - 2014 leading conventional and special operations forces in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility. He will take over from U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, who is expected to step down as CENTCOM chief in April. General Kurilla Takes Command of U.S. Central Command USCENTCOM Apr. During his first visit to Bahrain since assuming command of CENTCOM on April 1, U.S. Army Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla met with Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Army Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla, who took charge of U.S. Central Command this spring, met in late June with dozens of the approximately 300 soldiers, Special Operations forces and foreign trainees . YouTube. The visit will focus on "U.S.-Israel cooperation, maintaining regional stability and . The commander of U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT), Lt. Gen. Gregory M. Guillot, spoke with Air Force Magazine from the AFCENT headquarters at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Michael Kurilla to lead U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), overseeing America's military operations in the Middle East from its headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. (May 18, 2022 / JNS) Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi led an honor guard at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv to receive the new commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), Maj. Gen. Michael Kurilla, on his first official visit to Israel. Kurilla, our new commander in CENTCOM, is very interested in innovation and certainly in AI, and so we're standing up an office in our headquarters to see what other . US Army Photo Iran is "the number one destabilizing factor" in the 21-nation region covered by U.S. Central Command, the nominee to head the command testified Tuesday.