Lieutenant General William B.
Garrett III became the Deputy Commanding
General, U.S. Army Forces
Command, 20 July 2012.
Forces Command trains, mobilizes, deploys, sustains, transforms and reconstitutes conventional forces of more than 265,000 active and 560,000 Reserve Component Soldiers. Its mission is to provide trained and ready land power to combatant commanders worldwide in defense of the nation at home and abroad.
Lt. Gen. Garrett’s most recent assignment was Chief of Staff, United States Forces – Iraq. He previously served as Commanding General, United States Army Africa and United States Army Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy. Other assignments include tours of duty with the 6th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 25th Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, United States Army Combined Arms Center, United States Special Operations Command, the Army Staff, and the Joint Staff. He has served operational tours in Grenada, Egypt, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq..
Lt. Gen. Garrett was commissioned in the Army as an infantry officer after graduating from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University, a Master of Arts degree in Military Art and Science from the Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from National Defense University.
Lieutenant General Garrett has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and other awards and decorations. He has earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Pathfinder Badge.