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Senate confirms Gen. David
M. Rodriguez as commander
of U.S. Africa Command; Gen.
Lloyd J. Austin III headed to
U.S. Central Command

Fayetteville Observer [NC], by Henry Cuningham

Original Article

Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 3/8/2013 1:52:01 PM

Gen. David M. Rodriguez on March 15 will step down as commander of Forces Command, which has headquarters at Fort Bragg. The four-star general will depart for his next assignment as commander of U.S. Africa Command in Germany. (Snip) The Senate also on Tuesday approved the nomination of Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III to be commander of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and reappointment to four-star rank. Austin is the Army´s vice chief of staff at the Pentagon. He is former commander of Fort Bragg and the 18th Airborne Corps.

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Gen. Austin commanded and oversaw the draw down in Irag. Article also notes the confirmation of another good soldier, LTG Vincent Brooks, who will command the Army in the Pacific...some may remember him from the daily briefings during the opening phases of the war in Iraq...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: teufelshunde, 3/8/2013 4:33:14 PM     (No. 9215516)

We´re losing one of the best since Christ was a Corporal - General Jim Mattis.

Doubt Any Obama pick will fill one of his shoes. s/f



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