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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Local Organized Crime Drug Prosecutor Promoted in Army Reserve to Major General

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – This week Assistant United States Patrick J. Reinert, 54, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was confirmed by the United States Senate to be promoted in the Army Reserve to the rank of Major General.

Later this year after his formal promotion, Major General Reinert will assume command of the 88th Regional Support Command headquartered at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The Command provides services and base operations support to all Army Reserve soldiers, families and civilians serving across 19 states in the northern U.S. from the Ohio River Valley to the Pacific Coast.

United States Attorney Kevin Techau stated, “The Department of Justice, and in particular, the Northern District of Iowa United States Attorney's Office, is very proud of General Reinert.  Pat is a tremendous individual. This promotion is a great honor for both him and his family. The 1994 Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a great way for our country to maximize service to our country through military service.”

In previous military assignments Reinert has deployed twice and has served as a Military Judge, Commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command, Commanding General of the Rule of Law Field Force, and later the Joint InterAgency Task Force 435, both assignments in Afghanistan.  

In his civilian capacity, Reinert is the lead Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office in Cedar Rapids, and has been with the United States Attorney’s Office for over 25 years.

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Updated August 7, 2015