Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr. relinquished command of the 82nd Airborne Division to Brig. Gen. Richard D. Clarke, October 3, 2014. Maj. Gen. Nicholson has been selected for promotion to lieutenant general; his next assignment will be as Commander, Allied Land Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Izmir, Turkey. Brig. Gen. Clarke’s previous assignment was as the 74th Commandant of Cadets, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.