Army names new III Corps and Fort Hood commander

Maj. Gen. Pat White, commanding general for 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Texas, conducts battle field circulations in Iraq in 2017. (U.S. Army Photo)
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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) The Army Friday named a new III Corps and Fort Hood commander to succeed Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, who will become commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Maj. Gen. Pat White will take over leadership of the post from Funk during a change of command ceremony on June 5.

He most recently served as director of operations, United States European Command.

White and his wife, Emma, moved to Fort Hood from Stuttgart, Germany, this month, Fort Hood said.

Over the course of his three-decade career, White has deployed to Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Inherent Resolve, Fort Hood said.

From July 2017 through March 2018, while commanding the 1st Armored Division, White led ground operations in Baghdad during the final defeat of ISIS in Iraq, Fort Hood said.

His headquarters reported to III Corps and Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

In March The U.S. Senate confirmed Funk’s promotion to the rank of general and his assignment as commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Funk, the son of a former Fort Hood commander, signed his assumption of command orders in March 2017 as he took over command of III Corps.

Funk and his family have a long history with Fort Hood and the other units assigned to III Corps, including assignments to Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Carson, Colorado; and Fort Riley, Kansas.

His father, retired Lt. Gen. Paul “Butch” Funk, commanded III Corps and Fort Hood in the 1990s.