Fort Hood will soon have a second generation commanding general.

The Department of Defense has announced the new commander for Fort Hood and III Corps will be Major General Paul E. Funk II

His father, Lt. General Paul ” Butch” Funk held the same post back in the 90’s.

He will replace Lt General Sean MacFarland after getting his promotion.

MacFarland has led Ft Hood and III Corps since August 2014.

His new assignment has not yet been announced.

Congressman Roger Williams, R-Austin, whose district covers a portion of Fort Hood said the younger Funk is a great fit for Fort Hood.

“I welcome Maj. Gen. Paul Funk’s return to Killeen when he becomes commander of The Great Place, and I want to thank Lt. Gen. MacFarland for his service at Fort Hood,” Williams said.

“I am confident General Funk’s strong leadership and experience will keep our sons and daughters in Central Texas in the best hands.”
 

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES

 Montana State University –  BA –  Communications Speech Central Michigan University –  MSA –  Administration

 MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED

 Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses

United States Army Command and General Staff College

Senior Service College Fellowship – University of Texas

PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS

Sep 15 Dec 16 Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army, Washington, DC

May 13 Aug 15 Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Fort Riley, Kansas and OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE, Iraq

Jun 11 May 13 Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver),1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan

Apr 09 Jun 11 Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

May 08 Apr 09 Chief of Staff, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas

Jun 05 Apr 08 Commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq

Aug 04 May 05 Senior Service College Fellow, Institute for Advanced Technology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Jun 02 Jul 04 Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq

Jun 00 Jun 02 Commander, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Jun 98 Mar 00 Chief, Joint Exercise Section, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)/United States Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

Apr 97 Jun 98 Operations Officer, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado

Jan 96 Apr 97 Operations Officer, 1st Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado

Jun 95 Jan 96 Executive Officer, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado (Forward)

Aug 94 Jun 95 Student, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Apr 92 Jul 94 S-1 Observer/Controller, later Armor Company Team Trainer, Operations Group, United States Army National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California

Dec 90 Apr 92 Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 3d Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany and OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM

May 89 Dec 90 Commander, A Company, 2d Battalion, 32d Armor Regiment, 3d Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany

Dec 88 May 89 Air Operations Officer, 2d Battalion, 32d Armor Regiment, 3d Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany

Jul 88 Dec 88 Student, Armor Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Feb 85 Jun 88 Platoon Leader, later Executive Officer, D Company, later Air Operations Officer, 2d Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas