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Gen. Saint Chosen to Command Army in Europe

April 26, 1988

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Reagan has nominated Army Lt. Gen. Crosbie E. Saint for promotion to general and assignment as commander of the United States Army Europe, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Assuming Senate confirmation, Saint would receive his fourth star and replace Gen. Glenn K. Otis, who is retiring on Aug. 1 after more than 35 years of active service, the Pentagon said.

Saint, 51, a native of West Point, N.Y., now commands the Army’s III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas. Otis, 59, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has held the European post since April 1983.

Maj. Gen. Richard G. Graves will be promoted to lieutenant general and replace Saint as commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, the Pentagon said.

Graves, 54, of Tangier, Ind., is assistant deputy chief of staff for operations and plans at Army headquarters.

Two unrelated retirements involving Army general officers also were announced Tuesday.

Lt. Gen. Gerald T. Bartlett, 52, will retire Aug. 1 as deputy commanding general of the Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Lt. Gen. Charles W. Dyke, 52, will retire on Sept. 1 as commender of the United States Army Japan.

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