Here is an announcement on who the new 2nd Infantry Division commander will be this fall:
The next commander of the 2nd Infantry Division will be coming here by way of Iraq.
The Army announced this week that Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, deputy commander (support) for U.S. Forces – Iraq, Operation New Dawn, will succeed Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker as leader of the 2nd ID this fall.
The 2nd ID has about 10,000 soldiers, most of whom are stationed in the northernmost region of South Korea, between Seoul and the Demilitarized Zone.
Cardon was commissioned as an engineer officer from the U.S. Military Academy in 1982. He earned master’s degrees from the National War College and the U.S. Naval Command and Staff College, in both national security and strategic studies. His military career has included stops in Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and he has served multiple tours in Iraq. [Stars & Stripes]
I have to wonder among generals how prestigious it is now a days to become the commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division considering how hollowed out the division is with having only one combat brigade and not a very robust mission compared to the other US Army divisions that see rotating deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
By the way you can read more about MG Edward Cardon at this link.