Information from Oregon National Guard
SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Army National Guard Brig. Gen. David Enyeart will be promoted to the rank of Major General, during a ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 6 in Salem.
The ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Anderson Readiness Center on the drill floor, located at 3225 State Street in Salem, Ore. Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.
Following his promotion, Enyeart will begin his new position as Chief of Staff, United States Forces Korea.
“I am honored but also very humbled with this promotion to Major General,” said Enyeart, “I am looking forward to the challenges and learning experience with this new position in United Forces Korea.”
Enyeart began his career in the U.S. Army in 1978. He received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant through Officer Candidate School in June 1985 and joined the Oregon National Guard as a Mortar Platoon Leader. During his three decade career he has had three overseas deployments, two to Afghanistan and one to Sarajevo.
His military career includes commands ranging from unit level to Brigade level and then to Assistant Adjutant General (Army), Oregon National Guard, and Commander/Senior Military Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Headquarters /Sarejevo.
Enyeart recently returned from Sarajevo, Bosnia where he served with military and governmental agencies assisting in their entry into NATO.
Family, friends, and members of the media are invited to attend the promotion ceremony which marks, Enyeart‚s more than 33 years of service to the military.
General David Enyeart, who is also Toledo’s Police Chief, told NewsLincolnCounty.com that he will be leaving for a tour of his new duty assignment February 8th through March 13th. He said he will remain in regular contact with his officers still patrolling the streets of Toledo on the other side of the world via video Skype, phone and e-mail. As was the case in his last tour in Bosnia, General Enyeart said Toledo Police Sgt Michael Helton will fill in in his absence. Gen. Enyeart said there will be several cross-Pacific trips he will be making in the year ahead as his Korean Command duties unfold.