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Two colonels up for promotion
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In a Department of Defense news release Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that President Barack Obama nominated Army Cols. Roger L. Cloutier Jr. and Christopher P. Hughes of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. 
Cloutier currently is serving as the 3rd Infantry Division’s chief of staff. In late January, he stepped down as the commander of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID, which was deployed to Iraq most of 2010.
Hughes currently is serving as deputy commander of support and lives at Hunter Army Airfield.

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