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Campbell exiting as Fort Knox commander, staying on post

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By The Staff

By JEFF D’ALESSIO

jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

FORT KNOX — Maj. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. is leaving his post as the Armor Center commanding general, but he won’t be leaving Fort Knox.

Campbell, who was installed as the post’s 42nd Chief of Armor on Jan. 7, 2008, is taking over the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox. He previously served as deputy commanding general for Army Recruiting Command from July 2004 through May 2005 on post, overseeing Army recruiting efforts west of the Mississippi.

The Recruiting Command headquarters oversees recruiting of new soldiers across the United States and its territories.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey.

Campbell will be replaced by Maj. Gen. James M. Milano, who currently serves as commanding general of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team for Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq. He has served in the Army for 29 years, worked as executive assistant for the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was deputy commanding general for the 4th Infantry Division.

The dates for the change of command  have not yet been determined.

Milano will take over a post in transition from the Base Realignment and Closure initiative. Fort Knox will become the home of the Human Resources Command, which is expected to create 1,500 to 2,000 new jobs and, according to One Knox, increase the regional population by 13,000.

While new jobs and new residents relocate to the area, the Armor Center will move to Fort Benning, Ga.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at (270) 505-1757.