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The Army chief of staff has announced several general officer assignments, including one for a key training command in Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Lloyd Miles has been assigned as the next commander of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, part of the Multi-National Security Transition Command — Iraq.

Miles is currently deputy commander and assistant commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and School at Fort Benning, Ga.

CMATT, as the training team is known, is one of the key parts of the effort to train and equip Iraqi forces. Those forces are to assume more security responsibility as U.S. troops withdraw.

In other assignments, Brig. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of the Office of Security Cooperation, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, is being assigned as the assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for reserve matters.

Also, Brig. Gen. Robert G. Catalanotti, commander of the 98th Training Division (initial entry training), Rochester, N.Y., is being assigned as program manager-facilities security forces, U.S. Central Command, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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