William G. Carter III

CARTER III,WILLIAM
William G. Carter III

William G. Carter III

Lieutenant General William George Carter III was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-65 on 15 February 1965. His first assignment upon commissioning was as Training Officer, S Company, 4th Regiment (Basic Combat Training) (BCT), Fort Dix, New Jersey. | His subsequent assignments include: Platoon Leader, B Company, 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry, 173 Airborne Brigade; Assistant Battalion S-3, 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry (Airborne), Vietnam; Senior Tactical Officer, 62d Company (Officer Candidate) (OC) and Company Commander, 60th Company (OC), 6th Student Battalion, Fort Benning, GA; Commander, C Company, 2d Battalion, 504th Infantry (Airborne), 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Commander, E Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry (Airborne), 82d Airborne Division, Vietnam; Action Officer, Directorate of Doctrine and Training Development, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA; Aide-de-Camp, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Executive Officer, 3d Brigade, 1st Armored Division; Commander, 1st Battalion, 52d Infantry (Mechanized), 3d Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Germany; G3, 1st Armored Division, Germany; Chief, Plans and Integration Office, Office of the Deputy Chief of Operations, Department of the Army; and Commander, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized); Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Army, Washington, D.C; Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized); Commanding General, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA; and Commanding General, 1st Armored Division; and Chief of Staff,  Allied Forces Southern Europe. | Colonel Carter has attended Airborne School, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. | His awards and decorations include: the Defense Distinguished Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster,  the Legion of Merit w/6 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/V Device and 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Army General Staff Identification Badge.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Defense Distinguished Service Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1987

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01174