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Wallace nominated for TRADOC helm; other TRADOC leaders to change

LTG William Scott WallaceFORT MONROE, Va. (TRADOC News Service, April 5, 2005) – Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace has been nominated by President George W. Bush for his fourth star and assignment as Training and Doctrine Command’s next commanding general, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced April 5.

Wallace is serving as the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth’s commanding general at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. No date has yet been set for a change-of-command ceremony between Wallace and Gen. Kevin P. Byrnes, TRADOC’s current commander; Wallace’s promotion must yet be confirmed by the Senate.

Also, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker recently announced new jobs for several other TRADOC leaders.

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Vane, commanding general of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Center and Fort Bliss, Texas, has been named as the new vice director for force structure, resources and assessment at the Joint Staff’s J-8.

Brig. Gen. Robert P. Lennox, deputy commanding general and chief of staff of U.S. Army Accessions Command, Fort Monroe, Va., has been named as Vane’s replacement.

Promotable Col. Dennis E. Rogers, currently serving as assistant chief of staff, G-3, for III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas, has been selected to succeed Lennox.

Brig. Gen. Mark A. Graham, deputy commanding general/assistant commandant of the U.S. Army Field Artillery Center and School, Fort Sill, Okla., is leaving TRADOC for a new assignment as the deputy commanding general of Fifth U.S. Army, based at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Promotable Col. Donald M. Campbell Jr., deputy commander (West) at U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Ky., is also leaving TRADOC. He has been named as the next chief of staff for V Corps, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

For the Army Reserve, Schoomaker announced the names of several general officers who will lead USAR training units, and one who will become an individual mobilization augmentee to Accessions Command. The GOs are being reassigned to projected vacancies from the USAR’s recent General Officer Assignment Advisory Board.

The brigadier generals given the nod for USAR major general positions include:

  • Brig. Gen. David L. Evans, commander, 80th Training Division (Institutional Training), Richmond, Va.;
  • Brig. Gen. Larry Knightner, deputy commanding general (individual mobilization augmentee), Accessions Command; and
  • Brig. Gen. Bruce E. Zukauskas, commander, 91st Training Division (Training Support), Dublin, Calif.

Several colonels were selected for USAR brigadier general jobs. They include:

  • Col. William H. Gerety, assistant division commander, 100th Division (Institutional Training), Louisville, Ky.; and
  • Col. Eldon P. Regua, assistant division commander, 104th Division (Institutional Training), Vancouver, Wash.