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Obama moves to elevate status of Army in Pacific


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HONOLULU—The Obama administration is moving to elevate the status of the general who leads soldiers in the Pacific to four stars.

US Army Pacific has been led by a three-star general for years.

The Pentagon said Monday that President Barack Obama is nominating Third Army commander Lieutenant General Vincent Brooks to become the new Army Pacific commander and for a promotion to four stars.

Putting a four-star general in charge of US soldiers in the Pacific would put the Army on par with the Navy and Air Force in the region. Both services are led by four-star commanders in the Pacific.

Brooks currently leads soldiers in the US Central Command area.

Lieutenant General Francis Wiercinski, the current US Army Pacific commander, plans to retire after 34 years of service.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HVYTBIHMN2QG7JYVNBQPECCYU4 Semplang

    illuminati ??? xa????

    • opinyonlangpo

      Probably. On several occasion.

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    kailangan ng imperyalista yan
    for land operations

    versus intsik switik

    kaya palayasin na imperyalista
    ng hindi naman tayo mapahamak
    sa mga gerra ng imperyalista

    • Crazy_horse101010

      still giving yourself likes i thought you would be on the beach with ypur bolo fighting off the american navy lose your nerve.WATCH OUT THERES A AMERICAN APACHE COPTOR BEHIND YOU HIDE

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96


        isang rpg lang yan ng asg

        praning still

  • DakuAkongUtin

    SO four star will make wonders ? Tell that  to the most famous general Gen Petraeus ! The guy was way up there but where is he now? HE faded with the wind bec of impropriety.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      are you still raving over stupid things when are you going to fade into wind of impropriety. drugs wearing off again

    • Crazy_horse101010

      i see your famous generals did a great job killing tibetan men women and children. how did they do invading vietnam. i guess they are good at killing uyghurs after all they murdered 3 million of them

  • Crusade_r

    This is news?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K63PQGGWTWPALHJE7FMKKPAOCE Public

    “The ensewency spider went up the water-sprout, down came the rain and wash spider out…”

    “the chinese commies went down the west philippines sea, down came the allied navies and wash the chinese commies out. out came the allied navies and killed all the chinese commies. so the chinese commies never went to west philippine sea again.”

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