BELFAST — Army Reserve Col. Renn Polk, a former resident of Belfast, completed a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College on July 23.

The Army War College provides the Army’s senior professional military education. Lt. Gen. Laura Potter, deputy chief of staff for intelligence of the U.S. Army, presided at graduation and spoke to the class of 382 senior officers, international officers and civilians serving at the senior executive service level or above.

Col. Polk next will assume brigade command of the Western Medical Area Support Group in Dublin, California.