Brig. Gen. Paul Rock

by Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Rock has taken command of Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Camp Butler, which provides installation services to forward-deployed Marines, sailors and their families in Okinawa, mainland Japan, South Korea and Hawaii.

Rock, who has a long history with the MV-22 Osprey, an aircraft that has faced intense scrutiny on Okinawa, replaced fellow naval aviator Maj. Gen. Joaquin Malavet during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Camp Foster.

Rock, who previously served as director of Strategy, Policy and Plans for U.S. Southern Command, attended the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1988, his Marine Corps biography said. Two years later, he became a naval aviator and flew the CH-46E Sea Knight during deployments around the world.

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