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Casey Takes Army: Gen. George Casey Jr. took over as Army Chief of Staff from Gen. Peter Schoomaker, who gets to retire for the second time, during a change of command ceremony Tuesday at Ft. Myer, Va. (Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld recalled Schoomaker to active duty in 2003.) Casey, who last led the Multinational Force-Iraq, faced some resistance during his Congressional confirmation process earlier this year.