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Release No: 265-13
April 24, 2013

General Officer Assignments

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

            Maj. Gen. Patrick M. Higgins, director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, J-8, Joint Staff, Arlington, Va., to deputy director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Va. 

            Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, deputy chief of staff, G-4, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., to commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany. 

            Maj. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to director, J-4, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. 

            Brig. Gen Kevin G. O'Connell, who has been selected to the rank of major general, commanding general, Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command/Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., to deputy chief of staff, G-4, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, commanding general, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Knox, Ky., to commanding general, Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command/Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. 

            Brig. Gen. Mark S. Inch, commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Miss., to deputy commanding general, detainee operations, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

            Brig. Gen. Mark S. Spindler, deputy provost marshal general/deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and Army Corrections Command, Washington, D.C., to commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Miss.

            Col. Flem B. Walker Jr., who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, director for strategy and integration (G-45/7), Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to commander, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Knox, Ky.

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