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Release No: 958-08
November 17, 2008

General Officer Assignments

The Army chief of staff announces the assignment of the following officers:
Maj. Gen. James W. Rafferty, U.S. Army Reserve, commander (troop program unit), 89th Regional Readiness Command, Wichita, Kan., to special assistant to the commander, U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command for reserve matters, Peterson, Air Force Base, Colo.
Maj.Gen. Abraham J. Turner, deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va., to chief of staff, U.S Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
Brig. Gen. Allen W. Batschelet, to deputy commanding general, 4th Infantry Division (mechanized), Fort Carson, Colo. He most recently served as chief of staff, 4th Infantry Division (mechanized), chief of staff, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.
                Brig.Gen. Donald C. Leins, U.S. Army Reserve, commander (troop program unit), 2d Battle Command Training Brigade, 75th Battle Command Training Division, Fort Dix, N.J., to deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
                Brig. Gen. Robin P. Swan, deputy commanding general (support), 4th Infantry Division (mechanized)/ deputy commanding general (support), Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to director of strategy, plans and policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. 

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