Post general heads to Pentagon

Brig. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. is coming to Fort Lewis to serve as deputy commanding general/chief of staff, I Corps.

He will replace acting commanding general Brig. Gen. William Troy, who will become the "vice director for force structure, resources and assessment, J-8, The Joint Staff" at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., according to an Army news release.

Troy, 54, has a pending nomination for a second star. He came to the post in July and has been interim commanding general for the past month, since Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik left for Iraq.

Campbell is the chief of staff, V Corps, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army.

Campbell spent a few years at the post on the corps staff in the mid-1990s, as commander of the old 1st Battalion, 33rd Armor Regiment, and as deputy commander of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

He was deputy commanding general of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Baghdad from January to December 2006.

Scheduled to take the place of Troy, but still awaiting appointment by the Senate, is the new commanding general of Fort Lewis, Maj. Gen. Charles Jacoby Jr.

Jacoby, who has been nominated for a third star, commands U.S. Army Alaska.

No timeline was announced for the changes.