In the Military
Ma to take deputy commander position at U.S. Army Pacific
Brig. Gen. John Ma, former commander of the Army Reserve's 9th Regional Readiness Command, will become the new deputy commander for mobilization and reserve affairs at U.S. Army Pacific. He will relieve Maj. Gen. Stephen Tom, whose next job will be chief of staff at the U.S. Pacific Command. Tom is also a civilian attorney in private practice.
Col. Lloyd Miles, who took the 25th Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team to Iraq in 2004, will become deputy commander and assistant commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and School at Fort Benning, Ga. In May, he was selected for promotion to a one-star brigadier general. Miles is currently executive officer to the Army chief of staff at the Pentagon.
Kauai-born retired Gen. Eric Shinseki, former Army chief of staff, has joined the board of advisers for D.C. Capital Partners LLC, the Washington Business Journal reported last week.
Other new board members are former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage; Henry Crumpton, a former ambassador and coordinator for counterterrorism at the Department of State; retired Gen. Michael Hagee, former commandant of the Marine Corps; retired Vice Adm. Stephen Loftus, former director of the Navy's office of the budget; and Jeffrey Smith, senior partner with law firm Arnold and Porter and former general counsel for the CIA. D.C. Capital Partners said last week it acquired the Spectrum Group, a consulting firm, for an undisclosed price.
» Camp Smith: Rear Adm. (selectee) Charles W. Martoglio, commander of Carrier Strike Group Seven, will become the director for operations at the U.S. Pacific Command.
» Pearl Harbor: Capt. Frederick Capria has assumed command of Naval Submarine Training Center, relieving Capt. Charles Merkel.
"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