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Release No: 878-09
November 09, 2009

General Officer Assignments

            The chief of staff, Army announced today the following assignments.
 
            Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center/Chief, Army Nurse Corps, Tacoma, Wash., to deputy surgeon general, U.S. Army/chief, Army Nurse Corps, Falls Church, Va.
 
            Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr., Army National Guard, director, J-5, Coalition Coordination Center, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to deputy to the director of plans and policy, J-5, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
 
            Maj. Gen. David A. Rubenstein, deputy surgeon general, U.S. Army/chief, U.S. Army Medical Services Corps, Falls Church, Va., to commanding general/commandant, U.S.Army Medical Department Center and School and Fort Sam Houston/chief, U.S. Army Medical Services Corps, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
 
            Maj. Gen. Philip Volpe, deputy commander, Joint Task Force - National Capital Region Medical, Bethesda, Md., to commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.
 
            Brig. Gen. Barbaranette Bolden, Army National Guard, commander, Land Component Command, District of Columbia National Guard, to J-8 mobility assistant, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.
 
            Brig. Gen. Donald C. Leins, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom, Djibouti, to deputy director for strategic initiatives, J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            Brig. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, commanding general, Iraq National Counter-Terrorism Force Transition Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, to deputy commanding general, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.
 
            Brig. Gen. James D. Owens, Army Reserve, commander, 352d Civil Affairs Command, Fort Meade, Md.,to deputy commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom, Djibouti.