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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 265-10
April 05, 2010

General Officer Assignments

The chief of staff, Army announced today the following assignments:

 

                Maj. Gen. Rodney O. Anderson, director of force management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

                Maj. Gen. Phillip E. McGhee, director of resource management, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. to director for Army budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

 

                Maj. Gen. James M. Milano, commanding general, U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox/commandant, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Ky. to commanding general, U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Center of Excellence and Fort Jackson, Fort Jackson, S.C.

 

                Maj. Gen. Keith L. Thurgood, U.S. Army Reserve, commanding general, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, Texas, to deputy chief, Army Reserve (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Washington, D.C.

 

                Brig. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commander, Joint Task Force North, U.S. Northern Command, Fort Bliss, Texas, to deputy commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

 

                Brig. Gen. John M. Murray, deputy commanding general (maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, to director, Joint Center for Operational Analysis-Lessons Learned, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va.

 

                Brig. Gen. Mark W. Perrin, assistant chief of staff, J-2, U.S. Forces Korea/deputy C-2, Combined Forces Command/deputy U-2, U.N. Command, Korea, to director, J-2, U.S. Forces-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.

 

                Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr., commander, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command - Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to commanding general, U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

                Brig. Gen. Kelly J. Thomas, deputy commanding general/assistant commandant, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Ala., to assistant division commander, 2d Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea.