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Command Group


Brigadier General Sean P. Mulholland

United States Army


Special Operations Command South


Brigadier General Sean P. Mulholland assumed command of Special Operations Command South in October 2012. As commander, he is responsible to the Commander of U.S. Southern Command for the planning, employment, and command of special operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Before taking command of Special Operations Command South, BG Sean P. Mulholland was the Deputy Director of Operations (DJ3), U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He assumed this duty in November 2011. BG Mulholland served as the Deputy Commander, Regional Command North, International Security Assistance Force, NATO and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan from April 2010 to October 2011.

His other operational assignments included: Commander 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Commander, Special Operations Command (Forward), Bogota, Colombia; Commander, U.S. Army Personnel Planning and Management Agency, Alexandria, VA, and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; and Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Command and OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia.

His military schools include the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Course, United States Naval Command and Staff College, United States Army War College, Senior Service College Fellowship, and Capstone Military Leadership Program. His civilian education includes a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology.

His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (5), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, and various campaign ribbons. .