Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox will join III Corps as deputy commander.

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New leadership was announced for III Corps and Fort Hood on Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Kendall P. Cox, deputy commander for military and international operations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C., will join the Phantom Corps as deputy commander, the Army chief of staff announced.

He will replace Maj. Gen. James Richardson, who is serving in Afghanistan, according to III Corps officials.

Richardson’s new assignment has not been announced.

Cox previously served at Fort Hood as an engineer brigade commander with the 1st Cavalry Division, according to his online bio.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant in June 1979.

No timeline for the general’s arrival has been announced.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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