Alfred Valenzuela

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Alfred A. Valenzuela
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Maj. Gen. Alfred A. Valenzuela
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Service/branchUnited States Army
RankUS-O8 insignia.svg
Major General
Commands heldUnited States Army South
Spouse(s)Esther Valenzuela
Relations2 children

MG Alfred A. Valenzuela is a retired United States Army major general who commanded United States Army South (USARSO) at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. He frequently discusses how he overcame his childhood as a gang member.

Awards and decorations[edit]

His decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star with "V" device, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3rd award).[1]

Civilian career[edit]

He is a Senior Consultant for the Center of Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law.[2]

He wrote the book No Greater Love: The Lives & Times of Hispanic Soldiers with Jason Lemons.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Valenzuela is married to Esther Valenzuela and they have two children.

Philanthropy and civic engagement[edit]

He is currently serving as a commissioner for The World War One Centennial Commission.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ St. Mary's University bio
  2. ^ "Consultants". St. Mary's School of Law.
  3. ^ Valenzuela, Freddie, and Jason Lemons. No Greater Love: The Lives and Times of Hispanic Soldiers. Austin, TX: Ovation Books, 2008. ISBN 9780979027581
  4. ^ "The World War One Centennial Commission". Archived from the original on 2014-10-29.

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Preceded by
Commander U.S. Army South
Succeeded by
LTG John D. Gardner