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Fort Huachuca's boss taking intelligence post in Afghanistan

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Gregg C. Potter

Army Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter will relinquish his command of Fort Huachuca and its military intelligence school next week.

The ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 24 on Brown Parade Field. It is open to the public.

It was announced in October that Potter would be leaving Fort Huachuca for a new assignment in Afghanistan.

Potter, who assumed command in 2010, will serve as deputy chief of staff of intelligence with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, said Tanja M. Linton, a fort spokeswoman.

Before serving at Fort Huachuca, Potter served as vice director of intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon.

Before that, he spent a year with U.S. European Command in Germany, and two years as intelligence director for U.S. Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Fort Huachuca's leadership typically changes about every two years.

Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr., who is being replaced by Potter in Afghanistan, will become the commander of Southern Arizona's largest military installation.

His assumption-of-command ceremony at the fort is tentatively set for the spring, Linton said.

A date will be announced later.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at 573-4104 or

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