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Release No: 053-12
January 31, 2013

General Officer Assignments

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

            Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Army National Guard, deputy director, Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va., to commander, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

            Brig. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, deputy commanding general (maneuver), 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, Colo., to director of operations, readiness and mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., deputy commanding general (operations), 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, to director of training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Ferdinand Irizarry II, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., to deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Leisenring, commander, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, U.S. Central Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to deputy chief of contracting management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Todd B. McCaffrey, director of training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to deputy commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. 

            Brig. Gen. Brian J. McKiernan, commandant, U.S. Army Field Artillery School, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla., to deputy commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Brig. Gen. James E. Simpson, deputy chief of contracting management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., to commander, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, U.S. Central Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

            Brig. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, deputy commander, police, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, to director, Requirements Integration Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. 

            Col. Paul J. Laughlin II, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commandant, U.S. Army Armor School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga., to deputy commander, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army, Republic of Korea. 

            Col. Sean P. Swindell, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, assistant commander for Special Operations Forces, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission - Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan to deputy commander, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.