William B. Caldwell
United States general
William B. Caldwell
William B. Caldwell, IV, a United States Army Lieutenant General, is the commanding general of United States Army North and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston. He previously 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.
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At Afghan Military Hospital, Graft and Deadly Neglect - Wall Street Journal
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William Caldwell IV pinned a medal on a soldier last year at an Afghan military hospital where patient neglect was found to be common. The discovery, which hasn't previously been reported, added new details to longstanding evidence of gross
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Afghan troops and police to get no-frills barracks - Stars and Stripes
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“If they can't afford it and sustain it in 2014” — the year Afghan security forces are scheduled to be in charge of their own destiny — “we don't build it,” Army Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, in charge of training Afghan troops and police,
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NATO to deliver 'iron mountain' of military gear to Afghanistan - Minneapolis Star Tribune
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William Caldwell, the commander of NATO's training mission. Wardak acknowledged that the armored vehicles -- which can travel faster than 60 mph -- would increase the army's quick-reaction capabilities. But he warned that only a strong military can
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UPDATED: Cost of parking in Norristown going up (video) - The Times Herald
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Councilman William Caldwell said that the boost in parking fees around the Courthouse would mostly impact visitors to Norristown. Continued... “It is mostly outside people,” Caldwell said. “I don't think this will have much impact on residents
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Advanced Cell Technology Names Permanent CEO - Worcester Business Journal
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The company's former CEO, William Caldwell, unexpectedly died in December. Rabin has been interim CEO since and has been on the company's board since 2007. The company also agreed to a two-year contract with its chief scientific officer, Robert Lonza
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Double Standard on Bin Laden Film - Daily Beast
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William Caldwell IV, thought it would be good to publicize a JSOC operation that led to the killing of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq in 2006. Caldwell got around the secrecy restrictions by contacting a former West Point classmate, Gen
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COMMENT: Afghan rogue soldiers' atrocities —Musa Khan Jalalzai - Pakistan Daily Times
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The head of the NATO mission in Kabul, Lieutenant General William Caldwell, told reporters three months ago that some 222 agents had been trained for this purpose. The Taliban say that the Afghan shooters in nearly every incident are sleeper agents in
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Councilman Millner statement filed 14 weeks past deadline - The Times Herald
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Councilman William Caldwell listed Wachovia Bank as his source of income. Councilman William Procyson, a therapist, listed Central Montgomery County MH/MR, the municipality of Norristown, self-employment and two retirement funds as sources of income
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300 senior Afghan cadets to be trained in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily News
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William Caldwell, commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan, told the Hürriyet Daily News in an interview Wednesday. The training program in Turkey included Afghan women, as four Afghan women were being trained as helicopter pilots,
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Should We Stay or Should We Go? - The National Interest Online (blog)
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William Caldwell, has been cleared of trying to manipulate senators into providing more funding for the war in Afghanistan. Then commander of forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus called for an investigation into Caldwell's actions after a
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William Caldwell psyops general cleared by Pentagon report - Politico
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William Caldwell has been cleared of using psychological warfare techniques to influence US lawmakers during fact-finding trips to Afghanistan, a charge first made in a February piece published by Rolling Stone magazine. An internal investigation by ... -
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Federal judge tosses candidates' suit over closure of central Pa. district ... - The Republic
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The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports a federal Judge William Caldwell dismissed the suit Tuesday, saying the state's high court can't be sued over administrative decisions. The state Supreme Court is closing about 50 district justice offices across
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Lion effort in Athens - Dandenong Star
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William Caldwell participating in his other great passion, officiating at a match at Narre Warren South Lions' home ground on Sunday. 67669 Pictures: Jarrod Potter WILLIAM Caldwell returned home with a gold medal from the recent
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Austin Scott suit tossed - Centre Daily Times
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US District Judge William Caldwell issued a summary judgment Monday, dismissing Austin Scott's claims of false arrest, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. The suit stemmed from a rape charge filed against Scott that was later dropped
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Caldwell brothers granted new trial - Sparta Expositor
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the decisions of two lower courts and granted a re-trial for brothers Randall William Caldwell and Stephen Wilson Caldwell, who were convicted in August 1995 for the
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    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    Caldwell turned over command of U.S. Army North to Lieutenant General Perry L. Wiggins on September 4, 2013, and retired from the military on November 1, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details After retiring from the Army, Caldwell became president of Georgia Military College. Caldwell's wife Stephanie Hudson Caldwell is a Methodist Minister. They are the parents of children Will, Hudson and Anna Katherine. Caldwell also has two adult children from a previous marriage.
  • 2011
    Age 57
    The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoDIG) conducted an investigation into the allegations and determined that Caldwell and his deputy Major General Gary S. Patton sought in 2011 to restrict contact with a team of investigators probing allegations of corruption and sub-standard patient care at Dawood National Military Hospital.
    More Details Hide Details The Inspector General recommended that the Secretary of the Army take appropriate action against Caldwell and his immediate subordinate, Major General Patton. An Army spokesman stated that, following the investigation, Caldwell "requested that he be retired, knowing that these substantiated allegations would directly prevent any future promotion or assignment to a position of importance and responsibility." Caldwell's final military command was United States Army North, also known as the Fifth Army, which was also his father's final military assignment. Under Caldwell's command, Army North successfully executed seven National Special Security Events, six Presidential support missions, and supported a major wild land fire-fighting effort. They also supported civil authorities in responding to two major hurricanes (Isaac & Sandy). During Hurricane Sandy, Caldwell and Army North tracked and supervised the deployment of over 1,680 government personnel and civilian technicians and also helped provide over 8 million gallons of fuel and enough electricity to support 55,000 families. Caldwell and Army North also supported a number of regional certification exercises to include Ardent Sentry 12, Vibrant Response 13 and Vigilant Shield 13.
  • 2009
    Age 55
    Caldwell assumed command of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A)/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) on November 21, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to the activation of NTM-A at that time, CSTC-A was a two-star command headed by then Major General Richard Formica. Elevating the Afghan training mission to a three-star command reflected the increased priority placed on training the Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) as part of President Barack Obama's Afghan "Surge." It also ensured unity of effort and purpose while helping secure and disperse funding for building all levels of the ANSF. After securing additional trainers and funding, the reorganization efforts at NTM-A began showing results. Less than a year after Caldwell took command, NTM-A trained an additional 68,000 soldiers for the Afghan National Army and 35,000 for the Afghan National Police. These additions increased the size of the army to more than 144,000 and the police 115,000 by early November 2010. By early 2011, the ANSF totaled nearly 300,000—just short of the level authorized by the Afghan Government and the United States Congress of 305,000. Despite its success, NTM-A still faces a trainer shortfall, particularly regarding specialized trainers such as helicopter mechanics, medical personnel and intelligence specialists, among others. According to a Washington Post article, Caldwell was optimistic about Canada's plans to contribute more trainers but maintained more were needed to staff new police training centers, air mentor teams, and medical trainers.
  • 2007
    Age 53
    Caldwell was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in June 2007 and served as the Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
    More Details Hide Details As the Commanding General for the Combined Arms Center, he has responsibility for the Command and General Staff College and 17 other schools, centers, and training programs throughout the United States. The Combined Arms Center is also responsible for the development of the U.S. Army's doctrinal manuals, training of the Army's commissioned and non-commissioned officers, oversight of major collective training exercises, integration of battle command systems and concepts, and supervision of the Army's Center for the collection and dissemination of lessons learned.
  • 2004
    Age 50
    From May 2004 until June 2006 Caldwell served as the Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division.
    More Details Hide Details As the division commander, Caldwell oversaw deployments by the units under his command to both Afghanistan and Iraq. The 82nd Airborne's 3rd Brigade and Division Artillery along with supporting units deployed to support search-and-rescue and security operations in New Orleans, Louisiana after the city was flooded by Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. In all, 3,600 paratroopers commanded by Caldwell operated out of New Orleans International Airport under Task Force All-American. The division helped evacuate 6,000 residents, treat 1,352 people, and cleared 185 city blocks of debris. Following his command of the 82nd, Caldwell was assigned as Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Effects and spokesperson for the Multi-National Force – Iraq, a position he held for 13 months.
  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 48
    In July 2002 Caldwell was assigned as senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Paul Wolfowitz.
    More Details Hide Details In this position he served his boss during the preparation, execution, and follow on for the Iraq War's Operation Iraqi Freedom and other aspects of the Global War on Terrorism.
  • 2001
    Age 47
    Caldwell's duties once again tested his readiness and flexibility after the September 11 attacks in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details During this time Caldwell was serving as deputy director for operations, U.S. Pacific Command, Hawaii. The command's focus shifted from regional war plans to the Global War on Terrorism. The headquarters changed to a 24-7 operations center, Caldwell said. "So, instead of having a cell of about six or eight people that worked 24-7, we now had a cell of about 50 people that worked 24-7. " The operation required reserve component personnel to play a crucial role, the general noted. "They were indispensable in the execution of our operations in the Pacific, absolutely indispensable", he said. "They brought a wealth of knowledge that a lot of our folks who had just come in for the first time in the command did not have. So they proved their weight in gold."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 22
    After graduation from West Point in 1976, Caldwell served in posts throughout the country and overseas.
    More Details Hide Details He continued his education with a master's degree in systems technology from the Naval Postgraduate School and then a master of military arts and sciences from the School for Advanced Military Studies which is part of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Caldwell has also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard University as a Senior Service College Fellow. Caldwell learned early on that the military required him to be flexible and ready for new challenges. One month before leaving his battalion command position in the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, for example, his commanding general sent him to Haiti to work as his political-military liaison in the U.S. Embassy during Operation Uphold Democracy in the mid-1990s. Caldwell took his communications, intelligence and operations cells and worked in the embassy for six months. "I gave up command, formed this organization and took off to go work in an American embassy, which I'd never done in my life", he recalled. "In fact, I'm not even sure I'd ever been in an American embassy overseas in my life. I literally started from scratch."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born on January 24, 1954.
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