Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal is expected to take up his post as early as Monday, an Army news release said.
The announcement of Laubenthal’s appointment comes at a time of strained
relations between the U.S. and Germany over allegations of U.S. spying
and phone tapping. USAREUR said in March it intended to name a German
chief of staff.
The U.S. military maintains key bases in Germany, where about 40,000
U.S. servicemembers are stationed, including about 25,000 soldiers.