IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Assignments


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

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commander, U.S. National Support Element Command-Afghanistan, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, to commanding general, First Army Division West, Fort Hood, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Michael L. Howard, senior commander-Fort Drum, Fort Drum, New York, to deputy commanding general, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.