FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army announced Monday that Col. David MacEwen was selected to become the next commanding officer of the Soldier Support Institute. MacEwen, who is nominated for promotion to brigadier general, currently serves as the executive officer to the vice chief of staff of the Army.

The 30-year veteran's overseas assignments include two deployments during Operation Desert Storm and one deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as commander of the 1st Personnel Command in Germany and as chief of staff for the Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Va.

MacEwen will take over for Brig. Gen. Mark McAlister, who took command of the SSI in July 2009. McAlister's next assignment will be as military deputy director for the Army Budget Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) in Washington.

A date for the change of command ceremony has not been scheduled.