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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 353-05
April 12, 2005

General Officer Assignments

The Chief of Staff, Army announces the following officer assignments:

Major General John D. Gardner, Commanding General, United States Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas to Deputy Commanding General (Detainee Operations)/Commanding General, Task Force 134, Multi-National Force-Iraq, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq.

Major General Brian I. Geehan, Commanding General/Commandant, United States Army Transportation Center and School, Fort Eustis, Va. to Director for Logistics, J-4, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Major General Rick Lynch, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations/Commander, Allied Joint Force Command-Naples Deployable Joint Task Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Response Force, Italy to Deputy Chief of Staff, Political/Military/Economics, Multi-National Force-Iraq, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq.

Major General Joseph F. Peterson, Vice Director for Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. to Commanding General, Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq.

Major General David C. Ralston, Director of Force Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army, Washington, D.C. to Commanding General, United States Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill, Fort Sill, Okla.

Brigadier General Arthur M. Bartell, Assistant Division Commander (Support), 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y. to Vice Director for Operational Plans and Joint Force Development, J-7, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Brigadier General Nolen V. Bivens, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas to Assistant Chief of Staff, C-3, Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Brigadier General Richard P. Formica, Commanding General, III Corps Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla. to Director of Force Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army, Washington, D.C.

Brigadier General Jeffery W. Hammond, Assistant Division Commander (Support), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas to Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army, Washington, D.C.

Brigadier General James L. Kennon, Director, Logistics, Engineering and Security Assistance, J-4, United States Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii to Deputy Commanding General, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, Texas.

Brigadier General Thomas C. Maffey, Vice Director for Operational Plans andJoint Force Development, J-7, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC to Assistant Division Commander, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas.

Brigadier General James M. Milano, Assistant Chief of Staff, C-3, Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait to Director of Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army, Washington, D.C.

Brigadier General Joseph E. Orr, Deputy Commanding General, 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Fort Carson, Colorado to Chief of Staff, KFOR (Main), Pristina, Film City, Camp Bondsteel, OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN, Kosovo.

Brigadier General Peter J. Palmer, Director, Strategic Operations Branch, Multi-National Force-Iraq, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq to Assistant Division Commander, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

Brigadier General Mark E. Scheid, Deputy Commanding General/Director of Operations, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Fort Eustis, Va. to Commanding General/Commandant, United States Army Transportation Center and School, Fort Eustis, Va.

Brigadier General Joseph L. Votel, Deputy Director, Information Operations/Director, Army Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army, Washington, D.C. to Assistant Division Commander, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Brigadier General Louis W. Weber, Director of Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, United States Army , Washington D.C. to Commander/Senior Military Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee, Sarajevo.

Brigadier General Scott G. West, Commanding General, United States Army Quartermaster Center and School/Deputy Commanding General, Fort Lee, Fort Lee, Va. to Commanding General, 21st Theater Support Command, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

Brigadier General Francis J. Wiercinski, Principal Director for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. to Assistant Division Commander, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Colonel (Promotable) Mark A. Bellini, Deputy Commander, 21st Theater Support Command, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany to Commanding General, United States Army Quartermaster Center and School/Deputy Commanding General, Fort Lee, Fort Lee, Va.

Colonel (Promotable) John F. Campbell, Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff, United States Army, Washington, D.C. to Assistant Division Commander, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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