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Infantry Division at Schofield Getting a New Commander

Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli (U.S. Army photo)
Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli (U.S. Army photo)

Brig. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of the Joint Multinational Training Command for U.S. Army Europe, will be the next commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, the Pentagon announced Friday.

He replaces Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, who has been named a deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific, headquartered at Fort Shafter.

Cavoli assumed command of the training command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, on July 21, 2014.

Cavoli's biography said he was commissioned into the infantry from the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987 and has served in a wide variety of positions in operational units throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

He commanded the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, and 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. He also served as the deputy commander of Regional Command West in Herat, Afghanistan, and as the deputy commanding general for operations at the 82nd Airborne Division.

Cavoli's staff experience includes service as the director for Russia on the Joint Staff and deputy executive assistant for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He is a foreign area officer with a concentration on Eurasia and speaks Italian, Russian and French.

He holds degrees from Princeton and Yale; his awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Ranger tab and master parachutist wings.

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