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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 326-11
April 21, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

             Maj. Gen. Walter M. Golden Jr., director, J-1, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to deputy commander for police, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Training Mission - Afghanistan.

             Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, commanding general, U.S. Army Engineer Division, Great Lakes and Ohio River, Cincinnati, Ohio, to commanding general, U.S. Army Engineer Division, Mississippi Valley, Vicksburg, Miss.

             Maj. Gen. Perry L. Wiggins, deputy commanding general, Fifth U.S. Army North, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to commanding general, First Army Division West, Fort Hood, Texas.

             Brig. Gen. Peter N. Fuller, who has been selected for the rank of major general, program executive officer, soldier, Fort Belvoir, Va., to deputy commander for programs, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

             Brig. Gen. Robin B. Akin, commanding general, 3d Sustainment Command (expeditionary), Fort Knox, Ky., to deputy assistant chief of staff, C-4/J-4, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea/deputy commanding general (support), Eighth U.S. Army, Korea.

             Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, deputy commanding general (operations), 10th Mountain Division (light)/deputy commander for operations, Regional Command South, International Security Assistance Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Afghanistan, to deputy director for operations - force protection, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

             Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, 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.

             Brig. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, director for command, control, communications and computer systems, U.S. Africa Command, Germany, to commanding general, 5th Signal Command, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

             Col. Norvell V. Coots, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, Walter Reed Health Care System, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., to commanding general, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center/deputy commanding general, Southern Regional Medical Command Readiness, Fort Gordon, Ga.

            Col. Dennis D. Doyle, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 30th Medical Command, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to commanding general, William Beaumont Army Medical Center/deputy commanding general for readiness, Western Regional Medical Command, El Paso, Texas.