William B. Garrett III

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William B. Garrett III
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Lieutenant General William B. Garrett III
Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Lieutenant General

Retired Lieutenant General William B. Garrett III was the Deputy Commander of United States European Command.

Military career[edit]

Lieutenant General William B. Garrett III became the Deputy Commander of United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany in July 2014. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Forces Command in Fort Bragg, N.C. He was responsible for manning, equipping, and training 265,000 active component Soldiers, and training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Garrett also served as Chief of Staff, United States Forces – Iraq and as Commanding General, United States Army Africa and United States Army Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy. Other assignments include tours of duty with: the 6th Infantry Division; 10th Mountain Division; 25th Infantry Division; 82nd Airborne Division; XVIII Airborne Corps; U.S. Army Combined Arms Center; U.S. Special Operations Command; the Army Staff; and the Joint Staff. He has served operational tours in Grenada, Egypt, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He was commissioned in the US Army as an infantry officer after graduating from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University, a Master of Arts degree in Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from National Defense University. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Military Cyber Professionals Association. [1]

Awards, decorations and badges[edit]

He has earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge (2 awards), Master Parachutist Badge, and Pathfinder Badge, and other awards and decorations.[2]

Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal

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