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General Officer Announcements – January 25, 2013 – Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Army Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, Army Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, Army Brig. Gen. Brian C. Lein, Army Brig. Gen. Nadja Y. West, Army Col. Barbara R. Holcomb, Army Col. Patrick D. Sargent

Edited by Susan Bainbridge

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced on January 25, 2013 that the President has made the following nominations:

Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, for reappointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.  Austin is currently serving as vice chief of staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Army Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as superintendent, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.  Caslen is currently serving as chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, Iraq.

Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan/commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan, Afghanistan.  Tovo is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Army Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, for appointment to the rank of major general.  Wharton is currently serving as commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

Army Brig. Gen. Brian C. Lein, for appointment to the rank of major general.  Lein is currently serving as deputy commanding general (operations), U..S. Army Medical Command, Falls Church, Va.

Army Brig. Gen. Nadja Y. West, for appointment to the rank of major general.  West is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for support, U.S. Army Medical Command, Falls Church, Va.

Army Col. Barbara R. Holcomb, for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Holcomb is currently serving as commander, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

Army Col. Patrick D. Sargent, for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Sargent is currently serving as commander, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas.

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At age 6, Susan was destined to be a journalist and photographer. In 1980, Susan founded Bainbridge News and The Bainbridge Chronicle Newspaper. Bainbridge News specializes in Military and National Politics, including Military Funerals and Burials and Political Funerals and Burials. Susan has covered the White House, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill. She has covered every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. Recognized for her versatility, Susan has also covered finance, crime, civil rights events, marches, sports, musical events and more. In 1990, she established Bainbridge Photography, an On-Location photography company. In addition to military and political events, including Military and Political funerals and burials, Bainbridge Photography expanded into covering ALL funerals and burials, receptions, weddings, real estate, inventory, insurance, portrait, head shot, pets, fire and Hazmat. Miss Bainbridge believes in going the extra mile. "My Clients always come first." In 1980, Susan began her career in Washington, D.C., working for WMZQ Radio as a reporter and guest hostess from 1980 to 1985. Intrigued by radio, Susan wanted to write, freelancing for radio, television and print newspapers, including AP, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Northern Virginia Sun, The Press-Republicanand The Bainbridge Chronicle (established by Susan Bainbridge). In 1986, Susan worked at WDCA-TV Channel 20 as a guest hostess for "Eye On Washington." From 1990 to 1994, Susan reported and anchored for "The Arlington Weekly News." Additionally, she produced a segment for the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show. A prolific writer, while in high school in 1977, Bainbridge wrote an episode for NBC's "Little House on The Prairie" entitled "Laura's Best Friend." Though the show's producers did not use the script then, NBC producers encouraged Susan to pursue a writing and journalism career. Susan is a member of the National Press Club, the National Press Photographer's Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Susan Bainbridge's recognitions include from former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the late actor Lorne Greene, among many others. BAINBRIDGE NEWS was founded in 1980 by Susan Bainbridge (a sixth generation writer), a third generation journalist, a first generation photographer and a fourth generation entrepreneur. She is the first generation to establish a news business. Bainbridge News is dedicated in honor of Miss Bainbridge's late grandfather and idol, Mark S. Watson (The Baltimore Sun editor and war correspondent from 1920 to his death in 1966).

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