Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth Takes Command of U.S. Army Combat Readiness Safety Center

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FORT RUCKER -- After 33 years of service to the military, two of those years as commander of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Brigadier General Timothy J. Edens transferred his duties to Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth.

During a ceremony at the Army Aviation Museum on Fort Rucker on Friday, the transfer of colors signified the change of command.

General Farnsworth was commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers in 1986 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Norwich University.

Some of BG Farnsworth's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal among many others.

Now, he said he is ready to take on his new responsibility at Fort Rucker.

"I think the most important aspect of this job is the broader influence to prevent loss of America's great sons and daughters that make up the greatest Army in the world," Brig. Gen. Farnsworth said.

During Friday's ceremony, Brig, Gen. Edens was awarded the Distinguished Service Honor, a folded American Flag and a certificate of appreciation from President Obama.

His wife, Mrs. Leslie Edens, also received a number of honors for her selfless sacrifice to Army families.