Lt. Gen. Antonio A. Aguto, Jr. assumed command of the First Army, Rock Island Arsenal

July 21, 2021: Lt. Gen. Antonio A. Aguto, Jr. has assumed command of the First Army, Rock Island Arsenal. Prior to his new posting, Lt. Gen. Aguto was Commanding General of 3rd Infantry, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Lt. Gen. Aguto is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy with a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering. He is also the 2nd Filipino-American to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General. He replaces Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James, Jr., who had served as Commanding General since October 2018, and is retiring after 36 years service in the Army.


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