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Release No: 050-12
January 24, 2012

General Officer Announcements

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

            Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, vice director, J-7, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Djibouti.

            Maj. Gen. Kendall P. Cox, commanding general, U.S. Army Engineer Division, Trans-Atlantic, Winchester, Va., to deputy commanding general for military and international operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

            Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, director of force management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

            Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, commander, U.S. Army Medical Activity, Fort Carson/chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Fort Carson, Colo., to commanding general, U.S. Army Public Health Command/chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

            Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin, commandant, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to president, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

            Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., to deputy director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Va.  He most recently served as deputy chief of staff, operations, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

            Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commanding general, U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Atlantic, Atlanta, Ga., to deputy chief of engineers/deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

            Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, who has been selected for the rank of major general, program executive officer, soldier, Fort Belvoir, Va., to commanding general, Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

            Brig. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, deputy commanding general (support), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., to deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            Brig. Gen. John M. Murray, assistant deputy director for joint training, J-7, The Joint Staff, Suffolk, Va., to director of force management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

            Brig. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, director of comprehensive soldier fitness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to deputy director, program analysis and evaluation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

            Col. Paul A. Ostrowski, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, assistant deputy for acquisition and systems management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Washington, D.C., to program executive officer, soldier, Fort Belvoir, Va.