EL PASO, Texas -

Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty will be returning to Fort Bliss.

Twitty has been promoted to commanding general of Fort Bliss and  the 1st Armored Division.

Before his new assignment, Twitty was deputy chief of staff  at U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg.

From September 2010 through March 2012, he served as the deputy commanding general of operations for the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss.

Maj. Gen. Sean MacFarland, who currently commands Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division, has been nominated for appointment to lieutenant general and is awaiting confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

MacFarland's new assignment has not been announced.

The division and installation change of command is currently scheduled for
August 5, 2014 at 9 a.m. at Noel Field on West Fort Bliss.