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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Army, Pacific deputy commanding general named

Associated Press

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Chaves has been named U.S. Army, Pacific deputy commanding general for the Army National Guard.

U.S. Army, Pacific Chief of Staff Col. A. Thomas Ball announced Chaves' promotion Tuesday morning after Chaves pinned on his second star. Chaves has been assistant adjutant general of the Hawaii Army National Guard since May 2009.

He enlisted in the Guard in 1970, earning his commission as a second lieutenant from the Hawaii Military Academy three years later. Since then, he has held a variety of command and staff positions.

Chaves was activated for federal service in 2004, serving as the commander of the 29th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq until 2006.