Col. Salazar named to deputy commander

Col. Steven Salazar, who commanded the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team from 2003 to 2006, has been named the deputy commander of the Training Support Division at Fort Carson, Colo.

Salazar, whose promotion to brigadier general awaits Senate approval, has been the commander of the operations group at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

A California native and West Point graduate, Salazar took the brigade on its second deployment to Iraq in 2005 and turned it over to Col. Wayne Grigsby Jr. in June 2006.