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Fort Stewart Commander Nominated To Assist Defense Secretary

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The Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel announced today that the President has nominated Army Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant General and for assignment as senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense.  Maj. Gen. Abrams is currently serving as commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

"This is a great announcement for MG Abrams and our Division. This is well deserved and reflects greatly on MG Abrams leadership and commitment to our Division, the Soldiers of Third Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and the U.S. Army. It is also a clear sign of the utmost confidence the Army has in MG Abrams. We wish him and his family all the best in his future assignment."  - Brigadier General John Hort, Deputy Commanding General – Rear, 3rd Infantry Division

 

Maj. Gen. Abrams assumed command of the 3rd Infantry Division 15 April 2011. Maj. Gen. Abrams recently returned to Fort Stewart from a year-long deployment as the Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force, Regional Command-South Commander.

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