Reserve chief tapped for Pakistan position
The chief of the U.S. Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, has been nominated to head the Office of Defense Representative-Pakistan under Central Command, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.
Under Army regulations, “the Chief, Army Reserve, while so serving, holds the rank of lieutenant general. Accordingly, when Lt. Gen. Helmly’s four-year tenure ends in May 2006, he will revert to the rank of major general,” according to a Pentagon news release.
The current chief in Pakistan, Brig. Gen. Charles H. Davidson IV, has been nominated to be reserve component adviser/exercise director, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.