Army Gen. Oates Tapped to Replace Metz as JIEDDO Director

By Marjorie Censer / November 4, 2009 at 5:00 AM
President Obama has nominated Army Maj. Gen. Michael Oates for a third star and the position of director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, the Pentagon announced today. Oates, the commanding general of the 10th Mountain Division (Light) and Ft. Drum, NY, would succeed Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz. He would be only the third director of the organization, which began as the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force but was upgraded to a permanent body in...

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