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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 546-09
July 24, 2009

General Officer Assignments

            The Chief of Staff, Army announced today the following assignments.
 
            Maj. Gen. Charles A. Anderson, deputy commanding general, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, to commanding general, First Army Division West, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            Maj. Gen. William J. Troy, vice director for force structure, resources and assessment, J-8, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to commanding general, U.S. Army Alaska/deputy commander, U.S. Alaskan Command, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
 
            Brig. Gen. Michele G. Compton, U.S. Army Reserve, assistant chief of staff, G-5, Eighth U.S. Army, Yongsan, Korea, to deputy director, CJ-5, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.
 
            Brig. Gen.l David L. Harris, Army National Guard, deputy commander, Joint Forces Headquarters, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind., to chief of staff, KFOR, Pristina, Kosovo.
 
            Brig. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., deputy commander - Stability, Regional Command South, International Security Assistance Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Operation Enduring, Afghanistan, to director, Pakistan/Afghanistan Coordination Cell, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            Brig. Gen. Kevin R. Wendel, director of operational maneuver, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, to deputy director, operations, U.S. Africa Command.
 
            Brig. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., to deputy commanding general, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C..
 
            Brig. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, deputy commanding general, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., to deputy director for Special Operations, J-37, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.