Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, formerly commander of the 12th Armored Brigade in Amberg and chief of staff for the international security assistance force regional command north in Afghanistan, has been named chief of staff for U.S. Army Europe.
Laubenthal will work to coordinate the activities of USAREUR and report for duty today after he completes his USAREUR staff briefings, U.S. Army Europe’s Public Affairs office said Thursday.
“I look forward to working with Brig. Gen. Laubenthal and seeing the tremendous impact his presence will have on the team,” said Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., USAREUR commanding general.
“This is a bold and major step forward in USAREUR’s commitment to operating in a multinational environment with our German allies,” added Campbell.
Laubenthal previously served as military assistant to the deputy commander of operations and assistant chief of staff for operations for the Kosovo Force.