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Release No: 248-09
April 16, 2009

General Officer Assignments

            The Army chief of staff announces the assignment of the following officers:
 
            Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, chief of staff, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg N.C., to deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            Brig. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, deputy director for Politico-Military Affairs (Middle East), J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to assistant division commander, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.
 
            Brig. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, deputy commanding general (operations), 10th Mountain Division (Light)/Multi-National Division-Center, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Fort McPherson, Ga.
 
            Brig. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, deputy chief of Staff, G-3, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to deputy chief of staff for strategic effects, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.
 
            Brig. Gen. Mark A. Milley, deputy commanding general (operations), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)/Combined Joint Task Force-76, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to deputy director, regional operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            Brig. Gen. Steven L. Salazar, commanding general, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, to commanding general, Joint Multinational Training Command, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.
 
            Brig. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith, deputy commanding general (support), 10th Mountain Division (light)/Multi-National Division - Center, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to deputy director for Politico-Military Affairs (Middle East), J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            Brig. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, senior commander, Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, Ky., to deputy commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
 
             Brig. Gen. Keith C. Walker, commanding general, Iraqi Assistance Group, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to director, Future Force Integration Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Bliss, Texas.