WASHINGTON — Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III will take command of the 2nd Infantry Division, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

He takes the place of Maj. Gen. James A. Coggin, who has commanded the 2nd ID since April 2006, according to the Pentagon. His new position had not been announced as of Tuesday.

Morgan is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, C-3/J-3, U.N. Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea/deputy commanding general, Eighth U.S. Army.

According to his Army bio, Morgan was commissioned in May 1974 and attended Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Course.

He has served as Liaison Officer, United Army Weapons Support Detachment, Eighth Army from June 1982 to June 1983, and in 2004-2005 as Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Infantry Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, and for Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.

Brig. Gen. (promotable) John E. Sterling Jr., assistant commandant, U.S. Army Engineer School/deputy commanding general, initial military training, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., will take Morgan’s current job, the Pentagon also announced.

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