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Big honor for commanding general at Camp Pendleton

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) –The commanding general at Camp Pendleton received a big received a big honor.

Thomas Waldhauser has been tapped to serve as senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. 

Waldhauser, a three-star general, has commanded Pendleton's roughly 57,000 Marines since October 2010.

It is unclear when the Lieutenant General will leave San Diego, or who will replace him at Camp Pendleton.

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