Local National Guard general Bush to be promoted
Oregon Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Eric C. Bush is scheduled to be promoted to the rank of major general in a ceremony, June 2 at 1 p.m., at the 41st Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center, located at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.
Bush is currently assigned as the Deputy Combined Rear Area Coordinator, United States Forces Korea (USFK) at the 2nd Operational Command Headquarters, Republic of Korea Army, Daegu, Republic of Korea. He assumed this current assignment Feb. 1, 2018.
In this role, Bush is the senior U.S. military representative of the USFK Commander, to the 2nd ROK Army and serves as the Joint Security Officer for USFK.
Bush holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Communications from Corban University, a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and has completed numerous graduate level courses at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
He first joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1984 as a cavalry scout and was commissioned in 1988 through the Officer Candidate School at the Oregon Military Academy. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions in armor, cavalry and infantry units. He deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as the deputy commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT).
Throughout his career in the Oregon Army National Guard, he has served as infantry platoon leader, company executive officer, company commander, cavalry troop commander, squadron intelligence officer, squadron logistics officer, and squadron operations officer. He commanded the 821st Troop Command; 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment; the 82nd Rear Operations Center, Theater Support Command; the 41st IBCT, and the 82nd Brigade (Troop Command). He also served as the Assistant Adjutant General – Army and the Land Component Commander for Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard.
Prior to his current assignment, Bush was the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff J3, USFK, and Mobilization Assistant to the Director for Logistics, Engineering and Security Cooperation, United States Pacific Command.
Bush owns and operates a family ranch in Central Oregon, where he raises cattle and Arabian horses. He is a retired Chief of Police for the City of Prineville.
When and where: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas
For more information, contact Stephen Bomar, director of public affairs, Oregon Military Department, at 503-990-9508.