New U.S. Army Europe commander nominated by president

June 29, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

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HEIDELBERG, Germany -- President Barack Obama nominated Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. as the next commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, the Defense Department announced June 28.

Campbell has extensive experience serving in U.S. Army Europe throughout his military career, starting with an assignment as a G1 (Personnel) Staff Officer for 8th Infantry Division in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, in 1984.

He was reassigned as the S3 (Operations) Officer for 4th Battalion, 69th Armor in Mainz, Germany, in 1985, before serving as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of 8th Infantry Division in Bad Kreuznach until 1987.

Campbell later served as the Deputy Director of Staff Operations for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, from June 1999 to May 2001.

In June 2005, he was selected to serve as the Chief of Staff of V Corps with duty as the Multi-National Corps-Iraq Chief of Staff from January through December 2006, including a deployment with the unit to Iraq.

Campbell is currently serving as commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood in Fort Hood, Texas.

His appointment is pending Senate confirmation.

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