Col. Andrew Poznick

Lt. Col. Andrew Poznick speaks to his troops with 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, in Basrah, Iraq, on July 29, 2011. Poznick was commander of the battalion. On Sunday, March 20, 2016, Poznick was found dead at his residence near Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

A former Fort Hood battalion commander who led 1st Cavalry Division troopers in Iraq during the final months of the Iraq War has died, an Army official confirmed Wednesday.

Col. Andrew Poznick was found dead Sunday at his off-post residence near Carlisle Barracks, Pa., where he was scheduled to soon join the faculty at the Army War College, said Carol Kerr, a spokeswoman for the graduate school that focuses on strategy for its military and civilian students.

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