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Aguto Will Lead First Army

Antonia Aguto
First Army
Antonia Aguto

A new leader has been chosen for one of the commands on Arsenal Island.

The Army has named Major General Antonio Aguto to be the 40th commanding general of First Army.

During his 33 years in the Army, Aguto has served at various sites in the US, Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His most recent posting was commanding general of the Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

He's also been confirmed by the US Senate for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general.

First Army is responsible for mobilizing, training, and deploying all Army National Guard and Army Reserve units across the US.

He'll replace Lieutenant General Thomas James, who's retiring after leading First Army for 2 1/2 years and a 36-year career in the Army.

A change of command ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 8, in front of First Army headquarters, on Arsenal Island.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.