Change of command at US Army Pacific
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published: May 04, 2016
The head of U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, a command that covers half the globe, will turn over the job to Lt. Gen. Robert Brown on Wednesday.
Gen. Vince Brooks, who is leaving Hawaii after nearly three years, took command of U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command in a ceremony Saturday at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.
Brown, who will receive his fourth star for the U.S. Army Pacific job, returns to Hawaii from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he was commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center.
In past positions Brown was a plans officer at U.S. Army Pacific, and with U.S. Pacific Command as executive assistant to the Pacific Command commander and director of training and exercises.
Other Hawaii jobs included deputy commanding general for support with the 25th Infantry Division, which included a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and operations officer, executive officer and chief of training in the 25th Division.
Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Education with Instructional Technology emphasis from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Science in national security and strategic studies from National Defense University.
U.S. Army Pacific is the Army Service Component of Pacific Command. U.S. Army Pacific’s area of operations covers half the globe and consists of 36 nations and six of the world’s 10 largest armies, the command said.
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