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.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, B Company, 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry, 173 Airborne Brigade
Highest Award
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Lieutenant General

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