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Army Reserve General About To Take Senior Post Among Peacekeepers In Liberia

June 22 2012


For the first time in 16 years, a U.S. general will serve as the chief of staff of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, reports the Fayetteville Observer (N.C.).

Brig. Gen. Hugh Van Roosen has been appointed chief of staff of the U.N. Mission in Liberia, the mission's third-highest military position.

The general's appointment starts in July and is expected to last one to two years, reported the Southern Pines (N.C.).

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