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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 550-12
June 29, 2012

General Officer Assignments

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

            Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, deputy chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., to commanding general, U.S. Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Italy.

            Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., deputy director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Va., to commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            Maj. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, deputy commander, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., to commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan/North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

            Brig. Gen. Gwendolyn Bingham, commandant, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Va., to commanding general, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

            Brig. Gen. Ole A. Knudson, program executive officer, missiles and space, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to program executive, programs and integration, Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

            Brig. Gen. Richard L. Stevens, commanding general, U.S. Army Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to director, Joint Engineering Directorate, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and commander, Transatlantic Division (Forward)(Afghanistan), Afghanistan.

            Brig. Gen. John G. Ferrari, commanding general, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to director, joint and futures, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

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