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Caldwell takes command of U.S. Army North

By Joint Base San Antonio | Joint Base San Antonio Public Affairs | Jan. 9, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO--FT. SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV assumed command of U.S. Army North in a ceremony at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the historic Quadrangle on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

The event was hosted by Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commanding general of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Caldwell came to JBSA-FSH from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he held several positions. While at Fort Leavenworth, the general was commanding general of U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth; commandant of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; deputy commanding general for Combined Arms, U. S. Training and Doctrine Command; and director of the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance.

The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center is the command that oversees the Command and General Staff College and 17 other schools, centers, and training programs located throughout the United States.

His prior deployments and assignments include serving as Deputy Chief Of Staff for Strategic Effects and spokesperson for the Multi-National Force - Iraq, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division; senior military assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; Deputy Director For Operations for the United States Pacific Command; assistant division commander, 25th Infantry Division; executive assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Commander, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division; a White House Fellow, The White House; politico-military officer in Haiti during OPERATION RESTORE/UPHOLD DEMOCRACY; Assistant Chief Of Staff For Operations, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division during OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM; and Chief Of Plans for the 82nd Airborne Division during OPERATION JUST CAUSE in Panama.

Caldwell graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1976. He earned master's degrees from the United States Naval Postgraduate School and from the School for Advanced Military Studies at the United States Army Command and General Staff College. The general also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University as a Senior Service College