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Two former Fort Benning commanding generals advance

Press Release

FORT BENNING, GA – Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has announced that the President nominated Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the deputy commander for Advising and Training, United States Forces-Iraq, OPERATION NEW DAWN, Iraq.

Ferriter most recent assignment was as the commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning.  He relinquished command of Fort Benning on Nov. 4, 2010.

Gates also announced that the president has nominated Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Va.

Barbero is currently serving as Deputy Commander for Advising and Training, United States Forces-Iraq, OPERATION NEW DAWN, Iraq. 

Barbero served as the commanding general of Fort Benning from November 2008 to June 2009.

Source: Fort Benning Office Of Public Affairs

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