As part of routine new assignments of general officers, the Army announced Wednesday two Fort Hood generals will be heading to new posts.

Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III, a former 1st Cavalry Division commander and current III Corps and Fort Hood’s deputy commander, will head to Germany, where he will be on the staff of the Army’s European Command.

Brig. Gen. Douglas M. McBride Jr., commander of Fort Hood’s 13th Sustainment Command, will head to Fort Lee, Virginia, where he will be commandant of the Army’s Quartermaster School.

The Army also named their replacements in the Wednesday news release, although dates for the leadership changes were not announced.

Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Kamper, chief of staff for III Corps and Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, currently deployed with other III Corps soldiers in Kuwait and Iraq, will be the new deputy commander. Kamper previously served as commander of Fort Hood’s Operational Test Command.

III Corps has another deputy commander position usually filled by a foreign army general. British Maj. Gen. Douglas Chalmers currently holds the spot.

Replacing McBride will be Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner, director of the Army’s strategic logistics integration at the Pentagon. | 254-501-7468

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