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Maj. Gen. LaCamera picked as division commander at Fort Carson

The deputy commander of Army Special Operations Command has been tapped to command a division at Fort Carson, Colo.

Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera will lead the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), according to the Department of Defense.

LaCamera previously served as deputy commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga.

At Fort Bragg, he previously served as director of operations of Joint Special Operations Command and as JSOC's assistant commanding general.

A native of Westwood, Mass., LaCamera was commissioned in 1985 after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He began his career with the 82nd Airborne Division.

LaCamera has deployed to Panama, Afghanistan and Iraq. He and his wife, Theresa, have four children.

Another general with Fort Bragg ties, Brig. Gen. Bryan R. Owens, was selected for the rank of major general and chosen to be director, J-3, of U.S. European Command in Germany.

Owens currently serves as deputy chief of staff for operations, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, England.

He previously served as commander of the 82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team and as deputy commanding general, U.S. Division-South during Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

Staff writer Drew Brooks can be reached at brooksd@fayobserver.com .

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