Media Advisory - US Army, French Army General Officers complete historic tour

June 17, 2021


WHAT and WHO: The 3rd Infantry Division will host a telephonic media round table with MG Hubert Cottereau and Brig Gen.Todd Wasmund about their experiences as the first officers to participate in a historic exchange and serve as deputy commanding generals for each other’s armies.

Maj. Gen. Hubert Cottereau serves as the deputy commanding general of 3rd ID overseeing more than 21,000 Soldiers in the most honored division in the Unites States Army. While the 3ID has benefited from Cottereau’s expertise, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Todd Wasmund currently serves as the deputy commander for the French Army’s 3rd Armored Division in Marseilles.

The first of its kind exchange is part of the U.S. Army's Military Personnel Exchange Program (MPEP). The program is designed to strengthen bonds of friendship, understanding, and interoperability between the countries and their respective military organizations.

Both officers will make opening remarks addressing some of the more popular questions they have received about their unique experiences over the last two years in their assigned roles and take questions. Photos for consideration and biographies will be provided.

WHEN: News media interested should R.S.V.P for the dial in instructions and be online for the interview at 0915 a.m. Friday June 18.

HOW: Media wishing to participate should coordinate with Lt. Col. Lindsey Elder at or (912) 271-9350. Please R.S.V.P. no later than Jun. 17 by 2 p.m.

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