Dec. 15, 2009

Adjutant General announces Virginia Guard senior officer assignments

Staff Reports

RICHMOND, Va. Maj. Gen. Robert B. Newman, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, announced several senior officer appointments Dec. 10.

Brig. Gen. Frank E. Batts Sr. will take over as commander of the 29th Infantry Division Jan. 5, 2010. Batts is currently the deputy commander of the 29th ID.

Col. William J. O'Neill will assume Batts' current position as deputy commander.

In addition, Lt. Col. Michael Swanson will become comptroller, effective Dec. 21, Maj. Tim Wine will assume the duties of equal opportunity officer Jan. 1 and Maj. John Monihan will serve as acting information officer on Dec. 21.

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