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Deputy Commander John E. Poast III

United States Air Force

Colonel John E. Poast III is the Deputy Commander of Special Operations Command South. SOCSOUTH plans and executes special operations in Latin America and the Caribbean in support of the Commander, US Southern Command. more

SOCM Steffee

CMDCM Geoffrey P. Steffee

United States Navy

Master Chief Steffee reported to Special Operations Command South in October 2012.  Prior to being selected as the SOCSOUTH Senior Enlisted Leader, he was the SOCSOUTH J3 and Navy Element Senior Enlisted Advisor. more

COL Anderson

CAPT Stephen Grzeszczak

United States Navy

Captain Grzeszczak is a 1986 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.  After completion of Surface Warfare Officer's School and Communications Officer's School, he reported onboard the U.S.S. Preble (DDG-46). more

CW5 Brian F. Masterson

CW5 Brian F. Masterson

United States Army

CW5 Brian F. Masterson is a native of Lewistown, Pennsylvania.  He enlisted in the United States Army when he was 18 years old on 10 June 1985 as an infantryman.