LTG William B. Caldwell, III served 32 years in the Army and retired as the Fifth Army commanding general at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. A combat veteran of wars in Korea and Vietnam, he was awarded the Silver Star on three separate occasions for gallantry and heroism under fire. Coming from a long line of soldiers, his grandfather served in the Union Army during the Civil War, his father was an Army Colonel during World War II retiring after 37 years of military service, and his son is a serving lieutenant general with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
[Huffington Post] - William Caldwell and Maj. Gen. Gary Patton disputed congressional testimony from July, when an active-duty colonel and two retired colonels said Caldwell sought to prevent the probe of the Dawood National Military Hospital. One of the July witnesses
— Authority 131 stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators. The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William […] Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four
The guest speaker was Lt. Gen William Caldwell, Commander, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan/ Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan. I attended because of my growing interest in all things military.