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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: March 1, 2012 1:41:56 PM CST

USAOTC commander to be promoted to brigadier general

Colonel Laura J. Richardson...Click on photo for higher resolution

Colonel Laura J. Richardson, commander, U.S. Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC), will be promoted to brigadier general at 4 p.m. March 2, at the III Corps headquarters flagpole in a ceremony hosted by Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr., III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general.

Richardson took command of OTC in July 2011.  Her husband, Brig. Gen. James M. Richardson, is the deputy commanding general for support, First Cavalry Division, currently deployed to Afghanistan.

Media desiring to cover the event should contact Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, at (254) 287-0106/9993 no later than 4 p.m. March 1. A public affairs escort will meet the media at the Marvin Leath Visitor Center at 3:30 p.m. March 2.

Richardson's bio is available at

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]