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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1296-07
November 08, 2007

General Officer Assignments

The Army chief of staff announces the assignment of the following officers:
 
Maj. Gen. John A. Yingling, deputy commanding general, First Army, Fort Gillem, Ga. to deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga..
 
Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va. to commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, Fort Detrick, Md.
 
Brig. Gen. (Promotable) David A. Rubenstein, commanding general, Europe Regional Medical Command/Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany to deputy surgeon general, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Va.
 
Brig. Gen. Stephen L. Jones, assistant surgeon general for force projection, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va to commanding general, Tripler Army Medical Center/Pacific Regional Medical Command/U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon/Lead Agent, Tricare Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
Brig. Gen. Richard R. McPhee, division head, J-3 Operations, Joint Forces Command-South, Naples to chief of staff, First Army, Fort Gillem, Ga.
 
Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, deputy commanding general, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, Washington, D.C. to assistant surgeon general for warrior care transition, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va.
 
Brig. Gen. Philip Volpe, commanding general, 44th Medical Command/Corps Surgeon, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C. to Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va. with duty as deputy commander, Joint Task Force-National Capital Region Medical Command.
  
 *Col. Rhonda L. S. Cornum, chief, department of surgery, Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, Ky. to assistant surgeon general for force projection, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va.
 
*Col. Keith W. Gallagher, commander, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky. to commander, Europe Regional Medical Command/Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany
 
*The assignment of these colonels should not be construed as the Senate's consent of their promotion nomination, and there will be no action to frock or promote them until Senate confirmation.

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