Army Fires Commander of Germany Air Defense Unit Activated After Ukraine Invasion

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Eric Ackles

In October, the Army stood up a new key air defense unit in Germany as a reaction to Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. But after only six months, the unit’s commander has been fired. Lt. Col. Eric Ackles, commander of 1st Battalion, 57th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, was relieved of command Monday, the service confirmed […]