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.
General Officer Announcement
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the president has made the following nomination:
Air Force Col. James J. Burks has been nominated to the rank of brigadier general. Burks is currently serving as the director, Air Force Medical Support Operations, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.