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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 283-09
April 29, 2009

General Officer Assignments

The Army chief of staff announces the assignment of the following officers:

 

Maj. Gen. John A. Macdonald, to deputy commanding general, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.  He most recently served as commanding general, Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command/deputy commanding general, Installation Management Command, Arlington, Va.

 

Brig. Gen. Ronald M. Bouchard, director, J-6, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, to deputy chief of staff, G-6, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga.

 

Brig. Gen. Joseph P. Disalvo, deputy director for Politico-Military Affairs (Western Hemisphere), J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to chief of staff, III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Brig. Gen. Patrick M. Higgins, commander, Special Operations Command Africa, U.S. Africa Command, to director, special operations directorate - Iraq, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.

 

Brig. Gen. Anne F. Macdonald, to assistant commanding general, Afghan National Police Development, Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.  She most recently served as chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, Ga.

 

Brig. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, senior commander, Fort Drum, Fort Drum N.Y., to commanding general, Iraq National Counter-Terror Force Transition Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq.

 

Brig. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, White Sands Missile Range, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to commanding general, 32d Army Air Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas.

 

Brig. Gen. John R. McMahon, to director, J-7, engineering, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.  He most recently served as commanding general, U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Pacific, San Francisco, Calif.

 

Brig. Gen. Michael H. Shields, to director, National Joint Operations Intelligence Center, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.  He most recently served as deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

Brig. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, deputy commander, Special Operations Command Europe, U.S. European Command, to assistant division commander, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army.