IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Assignments


The chief of staff, Army announced the following assignments:

Maj. Gen. George J. Franz III, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to director of operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Maj. Gen. Warren E. Phipps Jr., senior advisor to the Ministry of Defense U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan, to deputy commanding general for operations; and chief of staff, Installation Management Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, director, operations, readiness and mobilization, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia, to director of operations; and director, rapid equipment fielding, Army Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. (Promotable) Michael E. Kurilla, deputy director for special operations and counter-terrorism, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia, to commanding general, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Brig. Gen. Steven W. Ainsworth, U.S. Army Reserve, commanding general, Troop Program Unit, 94th Training Division, Force Sustainment; and deputy commanding general for mobilization and training, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia, to commander, Troop Program Unit, 7th Mission Support Command; and deputy commanding general, 21st Theater Support Command, Germany.

Brig. Gen. Ronald A. Bassford, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy commanding general, Troop Program Unit, 88th Regional Support Command, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, to commander, Troop Program Unit, 95th Training Division, Initial Entry Training, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Brig. Gen. Daniel J. Christian, U.S. Army Reserve, commander, Troop Program Unit, 95th Training Division, Initial Entry Training, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to deputy commander, Troop Program Unit, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Brig. Gen. John R. Evans Jr., deputy commanding general, support, 2d Infantry Division, Combined, Eighth Army, Republic of Korea, to commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Brig. Gen. Maria R. Gervais, commandant, U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Brig. General Kenneth L. Kamper, commanding general, U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas, to deputy commanding general, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Brig. Gen. Hector Lopez, U.S. Army Reserve, chief of staff, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Eighth Army, Republic of Korea, to commanding general, Troop Program Unit, 94th Training Division, Force Sustainment; and deputy commanding general for mobilization and training, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. Dennis S. McKean, commandant, U.S. Army Armor School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia, to chief, Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Milhorn, commanding general, Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to assistant chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

Brig. Gen. Erik C. Peterson, commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to director, Army Aviation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. Brian E. Winski, deputy commanding general, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to director, operations, readiness and mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, District of Columbia.

Col. (Promotable) Bradley K. Dreyer, director, operations and support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, District of Columbia, to director for resource management, Installation Management Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Col. (Promotable) Karl H. Gingrich, director for resource management, Installation Management Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to assistant program executive officer for operations, readiness, and fielding, Office of the Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communication, Tactical, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.