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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 185-12
March 16, 2012

General Officer Announcements

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

            Maj. Gen. James M. McDonald, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Fort Knox, Ky., to commanding general, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Fort Sill, Okla.

            Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Bert K. Mizusawa, deputy director for strategic initiatives, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for reserve matters, Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.

            Brig. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, who has been selected for the rank of major general, deputy commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            Brig. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith, who has been selected for the rank of major general, director, Army Accessions Command Discontinuance Task Force, Fort Knox, Ky., to commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Fort Knox, Ky.

            Brig. Gen. James B. Burton, deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, Operations Team-1, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to assistant division commander, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea.

            Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, assistant division commander, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea, to commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center/director of Army safety, Fort Rucker, Ala.

            Col. Steven A. Shapiro, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, deputy chief of staff, G-4, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to director, Materiel Enterprise Integration and Retrograde Operations Center, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

            Col. Robert P. White, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, deputy commander, Combined Arms Center for Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to deputy commander, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Ga.