Deputy commander to depart Humphreys
Stars and Stripes June 5, 2007
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — The Army is seeking a new deputy commander for Camp Humphreys because the person currently in that key spot is moving to a new assignment.
Alan W. Feistner will vacate the number-two post at Camp Humphreys later this month, officials said.
By the time Feistner leaves, the Humphreys garrison commander will have been on the job only about three weeks. Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. became commander of the U.S. Army Garrison-Humphreys on Wednesday.
“It is a significant change,” said Robert McElroy, chief spokesman for USAG-Humphreys. “We’re going to have two new bosses.”
The Army has yet to name Feistner’s replacement, but officials expect a new deputy will be on the job by mid-July, McElroy said.
In the interim, the deputy slot will be filled by J. Michael Lineberger, who heads the garrison’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, McElroy said.
The deputy garrison commander’s job is an important one, McElroy said.
“In a way he’s like an executive officer and a chief-of-staff combined,” he said. “He supervises the staff and tracks staff actions. And he also fills in as the acting commander in the absence of the commander, of course.”
Feistner’s new job is as a program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla, Wash. He’d been in the deputy slot since November 2005.