William S. Wallace

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William S. Wallace
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General William S. Wallace
Born (1946-12-31) December 31, 1946 (age 67)
Chicago, Illinois
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1969-2008
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands held Training and Doctrine Command
V Corps
4th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Iraq War
Awards Legion of Merit (5)
Bronze Star

William Scott Wallace, is a retired four-star general in the United States Army who served as Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Virginia from September 5, 2005, to December 8, 2008. He retired from the Army on December 8, 2008.

Biography[edit]

Wallace was born on December 31, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Louisville Eastern High School in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating in 1965.

Wallace was commissioned in 1969 after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, then qualified as an armor officer before serving in the Vietnam War. After serving in Vietnam, Wallace became a company commander, battalion S-1 (adjutant), and battalion S-3 operations officer with the 82nd Airborne Division.

In 1977, he attended the Armor Officer Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

In 1983, he joined the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany.

In 1991, he commanded 11 Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fulda, Germany.

As a general officer, he commanded the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and then the Joint Warfighting Center and Director of Joint Training at the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Suffolk, Virginia.

General Wallace assumed command of the V Corps on July 18, 2001. He commanded the corps during the 2003 invasion of Iraq until June 14, 2003, when he left to become the commanding general of the Army's Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His replacement in Iraq was Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez.[1]

Wallace assumed command of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on October 13, 2005.

Wallace relinquished command of TRADOC, and retired from the United States Army on December 8, 2008.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Among his awards and decorations are:

Defense Distinguished Service ribbon.svg Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with four oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
V
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with valor device and two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Army Achievement Medal
Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
Combat Infantry Badge.svg Combat Infantryman Badge
US Army Airborne basic parachutist badge.gif Parachutist Badge (United States)
RangerTab TIoH.gif Ranger Tab

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interviews — Lt. Gen. William Scott Wallace". PBS. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
James C. Riley
Commandants of the United States Army Command and General Staff College
July 13, 2003 - October 19, 2005
Succeeded by
David H. Petraeus
Preceded by
Anthony R. Jones
(Acting)
Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
2005 - 2008
Succeeded by
Martin E. Dempsey