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Release No: 586-12
July 16, 2012

General Officer Assignments

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

            Brig. Gen. Karen E. Dyson, who has been selected for the rank of major general, director, business operations, Office of Business Transformation, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C., to director for Army budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. David C. Coburn, director, operations and support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C., to deputy chief of staff, G8/director, resource management, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. 

            Brig. Gen. Edward P. Donnelly Jr., deputy commanding general, support, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to director, business operations, Office of Business Transformation, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Billy Don Farris II, director of future plans, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to deputy commanding general, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base-Lewis McChord, Wash. 

            Brig. Gen. Jonathan A. Maddux, program executive officer, ammunition/commanding general, Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to deputy commanding general, support, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

            Brig. Gen. Mark A. McAlister, military deputy director for Army budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C., to director, operations and support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command/senior commander, Natick Soldier System Center, Natick, Mass., to program executive officer, Ammunition/commanding eneral, Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

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