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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 714-10
August 11, 2010

General Officer Assignments

                The chief of staff, Army announced today the following assignments:

                Maj. Gen. Gina S. Farrisee, director, military personnel management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky.

                Brig. Gen. Gary H. Cheek, assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition/commanding general, Warrior Transition Command, Office of the Director Army Staff, Arlington, Va., to director, military personnel management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

                Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, deputy commanding general (operations), 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized)/U.S. Division - North, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to director, concept development and learning, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va.

                Brig. Gen. Patrick M. Higgins, director, Joint Forces Special Operations Command - Iraq, U.S. Forces-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to deputy director, requirements, J-8, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

                Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, deputy commanding general (support), 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized)/U.S. Division - North, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to commandant, U.S. Army Field Artillery School, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla.