Posted: Oct 29, 2012 7:46 AM by AP
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A new commanding officer is on his way to Central Louisiana to take charge of Fort Polk and the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center in Vernon Parish.
Brig. Gen. Bill Hickman, who until Friday was deputy commanding general for support of the famed 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., will be replacing Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn as the commanding officer at Fort Polk.
Hickman did not say when he would assume command of Fort Polk but said he would be there in January when a brigade from the 101st Airborne trains at Fort Polk.
Hickman entered the Army in 1983 after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in business administration.
Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com