Europe briefs: Bozin is assigned to Pentagon
NAPLES, Italy — Rear Adm. Stanley Bozin, commander of Navy Region Europe and Maritime Air Forces, Mediterranean, will be leaving Naples for a new assignment at the Pentagon.
Bozin has been tapped to be director of the Office of Budget under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller, according to a release.
Bozin took over the Fleet Air Mediterranean combined staff in September 2003, and assumed control of Navy Region Europe in April 2004.
More soldiers return to bases in Germany
WüRZBURG, Germany — Four more Air Force jets returned 392 1st Infantry Division soldiers home to their bases in Germany on Thursday, a 1st ID spokeswoman said.
The soldiers represent 16 units, said Spc. Rebecca Sharpton, coming from bases in Würzburg, Schweinfurt, Kitzingen and Katterbach. The largest groups included 144 soldiers from the 9th Engineer Battalion; 54 from the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment; and 34 from the 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment.
Six more flights from Iraq are due back in Germany on Friday, Sharpton said.
Vilseck soldier sentenced to nine months
A Vilseck, Germany-based soldier was sentenced to nine months in prison Monday after pleading guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old girl, according to a trial summary released by the 1st Infantry Division’s staff judge advocate.
Pfc. Matthew Summers, 21, of the 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, met the ninth-grader in March 2004 while she was in the care of a female soldier who was his friend. According to the summary, he acknowledged having consensual sex with the girl during a weekend party at a hotel in Hohenfels. Judge (Lt. Col.) Robin Hall also fined Summers $800 a month for the nine months of his incarceration.