Archive for Friday, April 7, 2006

Generals honored

Wallace, Petraeus cited in ceremonies Thursday at Fort Leavenworth

April 7, 2006

The former commanding general of Fort Leavenworth and the man who replaced him both were honored Thursday for their contributions to the military.

Gen. William S. Wallace, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Va., received a gubernatorial proclamation commending him for his leadership during his two-year tenure as commanding general at the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth. Wallace headed Fort Leavenworth from 2003 to 2005.

After he received his proclamation and a short reception, Wallace presented to his successor at Fort Leavenworth, Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal for his leadership in the NATO Training Mission - Iraq. Petraeus succeeded Wallace as commander at Fort Leavenworth earlier this year.

Lt. Gov. John Moore was on hand for Thursday's presentations. Moore, who heads the Governor's Military Council, praised both generals as outstanding leaders.

For more on the presentations, see Thursday's Current.


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