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Release No: 031-13
January 22, 2013

General Officer Assignments

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

            Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom, Djibouti, to commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington/commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. 

            Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, deputy chief of staff, operations, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to commanding general, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss, Texas. 

            Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, deputy director for special operations, J-37, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to commander, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. 

            Brig. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, who has been selected for the rank of major general, deputy commanding general (operations), 1st Infantry Division/Combined Joint Task Force-1, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to commanding general, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Fort Riley, Kan. 

            Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, commanding general, 5th Signal Command, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to director, J-6, Cyber/C4, U.S. European Command, Germany. 

            Brig. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, deputy commanding general (support), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, to deputy chief of staff, communications, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

            Brig. Gen. Burdett K. Thompson, deputy commanding general (support), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to deputy director for strategic planning and policy, J-5, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

            Brig. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, deputy chief of staff, communications, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to senior commander - Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas. 

            Brig. Gen. Peter D. Utley, deputy chief of staff, operations and training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Va., to commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. 

            Col. Joseph P. Harrington, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C., to deputy commander, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Fort Riley, Kan. 

            Col. Wilson A. Shoffner Jr., who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, deputy commander (support), 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, to deputy chief of staff, operations and training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Va. 

            Col. John C. Thomson III, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, director, chief of staff, Army Coordination Group, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Washington, D.C., to deputy commander, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, Colo.