Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II

Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, a Fort Hood native and the son of a former three-star general on post, has been tapped to be the next III Corps and Fort Hood commander.

The Army announced recently that Funk will soon be promoted to lieutenant general and will be assigned as the top officer at Fort Hood. He will replace Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, who took command of III Corps and Fort Hood on Aug. 8, 2014.

Funk currently serves in the Pentagon as assistant deputy chief of staff for the Army.

The Army has not yet announced where MacFarland will be stationed next, and Fort Hood officials said a date for a change-of-command ceremony has not been scheduled yet.

Funk has a long history with Fort Hood, including being born on post in the 1960s and getting married at Fort Hood.

About eight years ago, he served as III Corps chief of staff. Previously, he served with the 1st Cavalry Division, and is a former brigade commander with the First Team.

His wife is Beth Funk, who was an assistant principal at Meadows Elementary School the last time the couple was stationed at Fort Hood.

His father is retired Lt. Gen. Paul “Butch” Funk, who led III Corps and Fort Hood in the mid-1990s. The elder Funk currently lives in the Gatesville area.

Read more about Fort Hood’s next commander in the Jan. 11 Fort Hood Herald. | 254-501-7468

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