OSU professor-US Army Reserve commander

Tuesday, June 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An Oklahoma State University professor will command one of the U.S. Army Reserve's largest units.

Brig. Gen. James R. Sholar took command Saturday of the Arkansas-based 90th Regional Support Command during a ceremony at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Ark., officials announced.

Sholar is a Stillwater native and military veteran of more than 31 years. He was deputy commanding general of the 90th.

Sholar will succeed Maj. Gen. David R. Bockel, who is retiring after a 37-year military career.

The 90th is one of the major reserve commands in the Army, with more than 200 troop units and 17,000 soldiers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas.

More than 7,000 of those soldiers have seen action in the Middle East.