New AMC Chief Picked

By Dan Dupont / January 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM

The president has nominated Lt. Gen. Dennis Via for a fourth star and the position of commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command, according to a service announcement.

Via is the deputy commanding general and chief of staff at AMC.

From his Army bio:

A native of Martinsville, Virginia, Lieutenant General Via was commissioned on 18 May 1980 in the Signal Corps after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Virginia State University. He later earned a Master’s Degree from Boston University, and is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College (class of 1991) and the U.S. Army War College (class of 1999).

The General’s command assignments include the 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; 3rd Signal Brigade, III Armored Corps, Fort Hood, TX; 5th Signal Command; United States Army Europe and 7th Army, Mannheim, Germany; and the United States Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command and Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth, NJ.

His key staff assignments include Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Staff, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy; Operations Officer, J-6, Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, Washington, DC; Chief Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, United States Army, Washington, DC; and Principal Director, Global Information Grid Operations/Commander, Defense Information Systems Agency Global Operations/Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations, Defense Information Systems Agency, Arlington, VA.

According to the Army announcement, the president has nominated a successor to Via as deputy commander: Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commander of U.S. Army Sustaintment Command, Rock Island, IL.