By Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 – The Senate yesterday confirmed two Army generals as the new commanders of regional combatant commands.
Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, currently the vice chief of staff of the Army, will succeed Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis as the next commander of U.S. Central Command.
Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, who now commands U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., will succeed Army Gen. Carter F. Ham as the commander of U.S. Africa Command.