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Army Commander Follows In His Military Dad’s Footsteps In Texas
January 13, 2012
A Lt. General with the United States Army who assisted with relief efforts during the Hurricane Katrina disaster and also helped to train soldiers for Afghanistan’s military force now follows in the footsteps of his retired Army dad with a new promotion into his father’s old command post in Texas.
William B. Caldwell IV is the new commander Fort Sam Houston’s U.S. Army North in San Antonio, formerly known as the Fifth army, which fell under the command of his father, retired Lt. General William B. Caldwell III. The younger Lt. General Caldwell gained his post during a ceremony on Thursday (January 12), marking the third generation of the Caldwell family to serve in the Army.
The new commander’s job is an important one. The Army North division supports homeland defense efforts as well as response to natural disasters and the like, also helping assist other military branches in defending terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
Caldwell IV sounded confident in accepting his new position, looking ahead to join forces with government and law officials on both sides of the border of Mexico. “I've got to go out and build partnerships,” Caldwell IV said before the ceremony.
Caldwell IV said he was inspired by his grandfather and dad to join the military, gushing over his father after his acceptance ceremony. “Having Dad present (at the ceremony) to me is incredible,” he said. “He's been my mentor
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