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Release No: 998-11
December 05, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

            Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Bass, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to director for contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Washington, D.C.

            Brig. Gen. David G. Fox, deputy commanding general, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea, to deputy commanding general, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Fort Riley, Kan.

            Brig. Gen. George J. Franz III to director, current operations, J-33, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.  He most recently served as chief, CJ-2, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

            Brig. Gen. Theodore C. Harrison, deputy chief of contracting management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., to commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

            Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Leisenring, commanding general, Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to deputy commander, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

            Brig. Gen. Mark A. McAlister, commanding general, U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C., to military deputy director for Army budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller), Washington, D.C.

            Brig. Gen. Kirk F. Vollmecke, director for contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Washington, D.C., to commanding general, Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

            Col. David K. MacEwen, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, executive officer to the vice chief of staff, Army, Washington, D.C., to commander, U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C.

            Col. James E. Simpson, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, senior contracting official - Iraq, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, Operation New Dawn, Iraq, to deputy chief of contracting management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.