Archive for Thursday, April 6, 2006

Pentagon shuffles CGSC leadership

April 6, 2006

— Fort Leavenworth will be getting a new deputy commandant for the Command and General Staff College.

Brig. Gen. Mark E. O'Neill, deputy commanding general of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Ga., has been appointed as deputy commandant at the college, the Pentagon announced Monday.

O'Neill, a native of St. Louis, previously had served as deputy director for strategy, plans and policy in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-3, where he was responsible for oversight of the Army's long-range strategic planning and formulation of policy options for Army operational and international programs and the Army's analytical effort for Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.

He is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and he has a master's degree in national security from the Navy Postgraduate School. He also has attended the Foreign Area Officer's Course, the Infantry Officer's Advanced Course, the Defense Language Institute and the U.S. Army War College.

O'Neill will replace Brig. Gen. Volney J. Warner, who has been deputy commandant at the college since 2004 and who will be honored at a retirement ceremony June 19.

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