U.S. Army file photo of Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling.

U.S. Army file photo of Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling.

Senate confirms Hertling to lead U.S. Army Europe

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
March 3, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The U.S. senate confirmed yesterday Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling to be the next commanding general of U.S. Army Europe.

Hertling succeeds Gen. Carter F. Ham, who took command of USAREUR in August 2008. Ham has been confirmed by Senate as the next commanding general of U.S. Africa Command.

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 tour of duty in Europe was as the 1AD commanding general from May 2007 to May 2009.

Hertling currently serves as the deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

His assumption of command date is not yet set.