William S. WallaceWilliam Wallace
is the Lieutenant General
, of the US Army
, who commands V Corps
, located at Heidelberg
. He was commissioned in 1969
after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point
, then qualified as an armor
officer before serving in the Vietnam War
. After serving in Vietnam, Wallace became a company commander, battalion S-1 (adujant), and battalion S-3 operations officer with the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1977, he attended the Armor Officer Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky
, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California
. In 1983, he joined the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany.
As a general officer, he commanded the 4th Mechanized Infantry Division and then of the Joint Warfighting Center and Director of Joint Training at the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Suffolk, Va.
General Wallace assumed command of V Corps on July 18, 2002. He commanded U.S. ground forces during the U.S. invasion of Iraq.