Sept. 21 , 2010

Phillips named as Virginia Guard's Assistant Adjutant General for Army

Staff Reports       

RICHMOND, Va. — Col. William R. Phillips, II has been named as the new Virginia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General for Army according to an announcement made Sept. 20 by Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr. the Adjutant General of Virginia. Phillips will be promoted to brigadier general effective Oct. 1, 2010 and assume responsibilities for the position from Brig. Gen. Stephen L. Huxtable, who is retiring after more than 30 years of military service.

"Brig. Gen. Huxtable's military service to the Virginia National Guard has been outstanding and I regret that he has decided to retire," Long said. "I also would like to thank him for the assistance, advice and sound counsel that he provided me during the past sixty days. I value his advice and am thankful that I can continue to rely on him in the future."

Huxtable will continue to serve the Virginia National Guard in his civilian capacity as the Director of Personnel and Administration for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs.

Phillips most recently served as the commander of the 116th Brigade Combat Team during their deployment to Iraq.

"Col. Phillips brings a wealth of experience with him to his new assignment," Long said. "He has commanded at the company, battalion, and brigade level. He has also served on the DMA Joint Staff and has extensive experience with domestic response planning with our sister state agencies. His command, field and staff experience will serve him well in his new assignment."

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