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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 221-04
March 24, 2004

General Officer Assignments

The Chief of Staff, Army announces the assignment of the following officers:

Maj. Gen. George A. Higgins, Assistant Chief of Staff, C-3/J-3, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea/DeputyCommanding General, Eighth United States Army, Korea, to Commanding General, 2d Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea.

Maj. Gen. Keith M. Huber, Deputy Commanding General, First United States Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia, to Chairman, Inter-American Defense Board, Washington, DC.

Brig. Gen. Michael D. Barbero, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to Commanding General, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Deputy Director for War on Terrorism, J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC, to Assistant Division Commander, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Brig. Gen. James A. Cerrone, Deputy Commanding General/Assistant Commandant, United States Army Field Artillery Center and School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to Assistant Division Commander, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Brig. Gen.l Robert W. Cone, Director, Joint Center for Lessons Learned, United States Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Virginia, to Commanding General, National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Fort Irwin, California.

Brig. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, Assistant Division Commander (Support), 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to Commanding General, 7th Army Training Command, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

Brig. Gen. Thomas M. Jordan, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 2d Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea, to Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (Readiness), United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia.

Brig. Gen. Jason K. Kamiya, Commanding General, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Fort Polk, Louisiana to Commanding General, United States Army Southern European Task Force (Airborne), Italy.

Brig. Gen. Mark E. O'Neill, Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army, Washington, DC, to Assistant Division Commander, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Brig. Gen. Jose D. Riojas, Assistant Division Commander (Support), 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia, to Commanding General, Joint Task Force 6, United States Northern Command, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to Commandant of Cadets, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser, Assistant Division Commander (Support), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Director, Aviation Task Force, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army, Washington, DC.

Brig. Gen. John F. Shortal, Assistant Division Commander (Support), 2d Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea, to Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Brig. Gen. Robert M. Williams, Commanding General, 7th Army Training Command, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

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