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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 253-06
March 28, 2006

General Officer Assignments

            The Army chief of staff announces the following general officer assignments:

 

            Maj. Gen. Jay W. Hood, commander, Joint Task Force - Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, United States Southern Command, to special assistant to the commanding general, United States Army Forces Command, with duty at Fort Meade, Md.

 

            Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock, commanding general, Tripler Army Medical Center/Pacific Regional Medical Command/chief, United States Army Nurse Corps/United States Army Pacific Surgeon/lead agent, TRICARE Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, to deputy surgeon general, United States Army/chief of staff, United States Army Medical Command/Chief, United States Army Nurse Corps, Falls Church, Va.

 

            Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, commanding general/commandant, United States Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to commanding general, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command/Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

 

            Brig. Gen. (Promotable) Frank G. Helmick, senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C., to commanding general, United States Army Southern European Task Force (Airborne), Italy.

 

            Brig. Gen. Carla G. Hawley-Bowland, commanding general, European Regional Medical Command/lead agent, TRICARE Europe/command surgeon, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, to commanding general, Tripler Army Medical Center/Pacific Regional Medical Command/United States Army Pacific Surgeon/lead agent, TRICARE Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.  In addition to this assignment, Brig. Gen. Hawley-Bowland will assume the responsibilities as chief, United States Army Medical Corps.

 

            Brig. Gen. Anne F. Macdonald, deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to deputy commanding general, 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

            Brig. Gen. Dana J. H. Pittard, deputy commanding general (Maneuver), 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kan., to assistant division commander, 1st Infantry Division (Fort Riley, Kan.) with duty as commander, Iraqi Assistance Group, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.

 

            Col. (Promotable) Terry A. Wolff, deputy commander, 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Fort Carson, Colo., to commander, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.

 

            Col. Russell J. Czerw, commander, United States Army Dental Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to commander/commandant, United States Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.**

 

            **The assignment of Col. Czerw should not be construed as the Senate's consent of his promotion nomination and appointment as the chief, United States Army Dental Corps.  There will be no action to frock or promote him until Senate confirmation.