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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 540-05
June 01, 2005

General Officer Assignments

The Chief of Staff, Army announces the following officer assignments:

Major General Bennie E. Williams, Commanding General, 21st Theater Support Command, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany to Director, Logistics Operations, J-3, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Brigadier General Elder Granger, Commanding General, 44th Medical Command/Corps Surgeon, XVIII Airborne Corps currently deployed as Commanding General, Task Force 44th Medical Command, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq to Deputy Director/Program Executive Officer, TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, D.C.

Brigadier General Philip J. Thorpe, United States Army Reserve, Chief of Staff (Troop Program Unit), 21st Theater Support Command, Indianapolis, Indiana to Deputy Commanding General, 21st Theater Support Command, Germany.

Colonel (Promotable) Belinda Pinckney, Congressional Appropriations Liaison Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Plans and Systems Office, Washington, D.C. to Deputy Director, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Arlington, Va.

Colonel Philip Volpe, Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection, Office of The Surgeon General, Washington, D.C. to Commander, 44th Medical Command/Corps Surgeon, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C. This assignment will not take place until after the Command's redeployment.

The assignment of Colonel Volpe should not be construed as the Senate's consent of his promotion nomination, and there will be no action to frock or promote him until Senate confirmation.

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