Archive for Friday, July 22, 2005

New leader appointed at Fort Leavenworth

July 22, 2005

The Pentagon today announced the new commander at Fort Leavenworth.

President Bush has nominated Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, U.S. Army, for reappointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth. Petraeus is currently serving as the commander, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq.

He'll replace Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace, who has been nominated to the rank of general and assignment as commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va.

Petraeus' nomination is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. It was not clear from today's announcement when the change in command will take place.

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