IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Assignments


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

Maj. Gen. Christopher F. Bentley, senior advisor to the Ministry of Defense, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan, to director, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Maj. Gen. James J. Mingus, director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to commanding general, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga, director, CJ3, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq, to commander, Special Operations Command Pacific, U.S. Special Operations Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

Brig. Gen. Antonio M. Fletcher, director, J-5, U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Florida, to commander, Special Operations Command South, U.S. Special Operations Command, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.

Brig. Gen. Garrick M. Harmon, deputy director, strategy, plans and policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia, to senior defense official and defense attaché, U.S. Defense Attaché Office, Russia.

Brig. Gen. Johnnie L. Johnson Jr., deputy director, program analysis and evaluation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia, to deputy director for operations, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi, commander, Defense Logistics Agency-Distribution, Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, to director, joint and integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. John C. Ulrich, commanding general, U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas, to director, force development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia.