New Third ID Commander

Maj. Gen. William Webster
Maj. Gen. William Webster

One of the top commanders in the war with Iraq, Gen. Buford Blount, is moving on. He heads up Hinesville's Third Infantry Division, now mostly between Kuwait and Baghdad.

The Army yesterday named Maj. Gen. William Webster as the new commander. Gen. Webster is currently a commander at Camp Doha, in Kuwait. Webster served at Fort Stewart in several capacities in the mid '80s, and with the Third Infantry as an assistant division commander five years ago.

They'll make the actual change of command some time in the future.

Reported by: Mike Manhatton, mmanhatton@wtoc.com