William B. Caldwell

Military Person

William B. Caldwell William B. Caldwell, IV (born c. 1954), a United States Army Lieutenant General, is the commanding general of United States Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston now part of Joint Base San Antonio. From 2009 to 2011 Caldwell served as Commander, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan, as well as Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan. At United States Army North Caldwell replaced Guy C. Swan III, who retired. In Afghanistan Caldwell replaced Major General Richard P. Formica who was subsequently nominated for United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). Caldwell previously served as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and oversaw the Command and General Staff College and seventeen other schools, centers and training programs. Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Caldwell's family moved frequently because his father was in the military and retired as Fifth Army Commander. During Caldwell's early childhood, his father was stationed at the United States Military Academy. Growing up there gave him a chance to interact with West Point cadets, who helped teach some youth  ( Wikipedia article )


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Known as
William B. Caldwell IV
Place of birth


Institution From To
United States Military Academy
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

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