U.S. Army-Pacific News Release
The President of the United States has nominated Lt. Gen.Vincent Brooks for promotion to the rank of general (4 stars) and, pending confirmation, commander of U.S. Army Pacific.
Brooks currently is serving as commander of Army Central Command.
If confirmed, Brooks will succeed Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, who served as USARPAC commander for more than two years.
A tentative change of command will take place here, June 5.
Wiercinski has requested to retire from active duty after 34 years of service, with the last 8 years stationed in the Pacific.
The decision by the commander in chief to elevate USARPAC to a 4-star general position at an Army
Service Component Command represents a deep commitment to the national defense strategy and to U.S. allies and partners in the Pacific.