In the Military
Former Isle commander nominated for third star
Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, spokesman for the U.S. forces in Iraq and a familiar figure in the media, has been nominated to receive his third star. Caldwell, who served in Hawaii for several tours, is slated to become commanding general of U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Caldwell became deputy chief of staff for Strategic Effects at the Multinational Force in Iraq last March and was the military's spokesman when terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed and during the investigation into the deaths of 26 Iraqi civilians in Haditha.
He served as 25th Infantry Division assistant commander in 2001. In 2002, he became deputy director for operations at the U.S. Pacific Command.
Caldwell's first Hawaii assignment was in 1993, when he commanded a 25th Infantry Division Wolfhound battalion. In 1994 he was sent to Haiti as a political military officer in the U.S. Embassy when the Tropic Lightning Division was deployed to the Caribbean country.
Two years ago, Caldwell became the commander of the 82nd Division, replacing Maj. Gen. Chuck Swannack Jr., who served as a brigade commander at Schofield Barracks.
Several other Army officers who have served here also are in line for promotions.
Brig. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, who served as a 25th Infantry assistant division commander in 2005, will be the next deputy commander for security with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Champoux is now deputy chief in the Secretary of the Army's legislative liaison division.
Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper, director of the Pacific Command's communications and computer systems, will become the principal director for operations and deputy commander of Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency in Arlington, Va.
Brig. Gen. Andrew B. Twomey, who served several tours at the U.S. Pacific Command, has been selected as the deputy commanding general for programs at the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. He is now deputy director for program analysis and evaluation in the office of the deputy chief of staff. In 2002, Twomey was commander of the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade. In April 2003 he was named division chief for combating terrorism at the U.S. Pacific Command, and later served as executive assistant to the commander.
The 75-member U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club will perform at 7 tonight at Central Union Church as part of its spring break tour. The program will feature sea chanties, barbershop harmony, popular music, patriotic selections, theater and classical music. The Men's Glee Club is the largest, most active musical organization at the Naval Academy, performing more than 100 times annually. A $20 admission fee goes to defray trip expenses for the nonprofit group.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at email@example.com