New U.S. Army Europe commander nominated by president

Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling

New U.S. Army Europe commander nominated by president

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
February 25, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany --

President Barack Obama has nominated Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling as the next commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, the Defense Department announced Jan. 20.

Hertling has a long history in USAREUR, starting as a second lieutenant with 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division in Schweinfurt in 1975.

His career includes extensive experience in the 1st Armored Division. His duty positions in the division include deputy assistant chief of staff for operations 1988-90 in Ansbach and operations officer for 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry while deployed to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War in 1990-91. He also served as the assistant division commander (support) from September 2003 to August 2004 while deployed to Iraq.

Hertling commanded the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, from September 2004 to August 2005. His most recent USAREUR tour of duty was as the 1AD commanding general from May 2007 to May 2009.

Hertling's appointment is pending Senate confirmation.