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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 476-06
May 25, 2006

General Officer Assignments

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

Maj. Gen. Randal R. Castro, commanding general, Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood/Commandant, Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. to deputy director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Maj. Gen. Dennis E. Hardy, commanding general, 24th Infantry Division (mechanized) and Fort Riley, Fort Riley, Kan. to deputy commanding general, Third United States Army with duty as deputy commanding general, Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Doha, Kuwait.

Maj. Gen. William H. McCoy Jr., commander, Gulf Region Division, Army Corps of Engineers, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq to commanding general, Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood/commandant, United States Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Brig. Gen. Stanley H. Lillie, commandant, Army Chemical School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Army, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. John P. McLaren Jr., Army Reserve, assistant Division commander (Troop Program Unit), 80th Division (Institutional Training), Richmond, Va. to vice commander for Joint Warfighting Center/vice director for Joint Training (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), J-7, United States Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, commanding general, Army Engineer Division, South Pacific, San Francisco, Calif. to commanding general, Army Engineer Division, South Atlantic, Atlanta, Ga.

Brig. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, commanding general, Army Engineer Division, South Atlantic, Atlanta, Ga. to commander, Gulf Region Division, Army Corps of Engineers, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Louis W. Weber, Commander/senior National Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Headquarters-Sarajevo to vice director of the Army Staff, Washington, D.C.

*Colonel John R. McMahon, chief of Staff, Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. to commander, Army Engineer Division, South Pacific, San Francisco, Calif.

*The assignment of Colonel McMahon to a general officer position should not be construed as the Senate's consent of his promotion nomination, and there will be no action to frock or promote him until Senate confirmation.