Fort Hood: Commander promoted, reassigned

Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk, II. (Fort Hood photo)
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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) After a little more than two years as commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II is moving on.

The U.S. Senate Thursday 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.

“Lieutenant General Funk is honored to be confirmed for his fourth star and looks forward to leading Soldiers as commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He and Dr. Beth Funk remain focused on III Corps and Fort Hood,” said Col. Myles B. Caggins III, director of III Corps public affairs.

A date for a change of command has not been determined and no announcement has been made about Funk’s successor.

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.