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Release No: NR-044-14
January 23, 2014

General Officer Assignments

The chief of staff, Army announced the following assignments:
 
Maj. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, director of strategy, plans and programs, U.S. Africa Command, Germany, to senior defense official/defense attaché-Cairo, U.S. Central Command, Defense Intelligence Agency, Egypt.
 
Maj. Gen. James M. Richardson, commander, U.S. National Support Element Command-Afghanistan, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
 
Maj. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Fort Knox, Ky., to deputy chief of staff, operations, International Security Assistance Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
 
Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, deputy chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to commanding general, U.S. Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Italy.
 
Brig. Gen. Christopher S. Ballard, deputy chief of staff, intelligence, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to deputy assistant chief of staff, C/J-2, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S Forces Korea, Republic of Korea.
 
Brig. Gen. Michael A. Bills, senior commander, Fort Carson, Colo., to commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
Brig. Gen. James R. Blackburn Jr., deputy commander for separates, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, to deputy commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia.
 
Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, commandant, U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Fort Knox, Ky.
 
Brig. Gen. Maria R. Gervais, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Knox, Ky., to commandant, U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
 
Brig. Gen. John H. Hort, deputy commanding general (Maneuver), 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Ga., to deputy chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.
 
Brig. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to commanding general, Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, Fort Rucker, Ala.
 
Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, deputy commanding general (Maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas., to deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
 
Brig. Gen. Mark C. Schwartz, deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Bragg, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., to deputy commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
 
Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, senior commander, Fort Campbell, Ky., to deputy commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
 
Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor, deputy chief of staff, G-6, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., to director of architecture, operations, networks and space, Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.