The Senate has confirmed Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler to be the new commanding general of Army Space and Missile Defense Command and to receive his third star, the service announced today.
Karbler, who is currently the special assistant to the commanding general of Army Materiel Command, will replace Lt. Gen. James Dickinson at SMDC.
Dickinson will become the first deputy commander for the newly activated U.S. Space Command, the service said.
Karbler also served as the chief of staff of U.S. Strategic Command, commanding general of Army Test and Evaluation Command and director of joint and integration for the office of the Army deputy chief of staff (G-8).
He will officially take over the command and be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general on Dec. 6 in a ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, AL, according to an Army release.