Third Army gets Lt. Gen. Terry as new commander

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) - The Third Army based in central South Carolina is getting a new three-star general as its commander.

Lt. Gen. James Terry is taking over the command Tuesday from Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, who is becoming the four-star general in charge of the U.S. Army in the Pacific based in Hawaii. Brooks has been in charge of 3rd Army since 2011.

Terry comes to the post located on Shaw Air Force Base after serving as the V Corps commander in Heidelberg, Germany.

Terry takes over forces that are responsible for sustaining U.S. forces in the Central Command area of responsibility, which encompasses 20 nations across the Mideast and western Asia. Terry also assumes the role of commander of Army forces in that region.