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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Maj. Gen. David P. Valcourt, who served last fall in Europe with U.S. Forces Korea’s new commander, was nominated this week to become the 8th U.S. Army’s top officer, according to 8th Army officials.

Valcourt also was nominated Tuesday for a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. The current 8th Army commander, Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, has been nominated to be deputy commanding general and chief of staff for U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Ga.

Both nominations must be approved by the U.S. Senate. If approved, the changes are expected to take place in the late spring or early summer, according to a statement released Tuesday by 8th Army’s public affairs office.

Valcourt is serving as special assistant to the commanding general of the United States Army Europe and the 7th U.S. Army.

USFK’s new commander, Gen. B.B. Bell, most recently was commander of USAREUR. Valcourt served with Bell in Europe last fall, according to a USFK spokesman.

If confirmed, Valcourt also will serve as the chief of staff for the United Nations Command and the Combined Forces Command.

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