• FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas. - Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, wells up with emotion July 3 as he thanks the Soldiers and civilians of Army North for the wonderful times he and his family have had in San Antonio. Caldwell spoke to the gathered Army North team during the command's quarterly recognition ceremony and town hall meeting at the Fort Sam Houston Theater. Caldwell is slated to retire from the Army after 37 years of service later this year.

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    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas. - Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, wells up with emotion July 3 as he thanks the Soldiers and civilians of Army North for...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas. " Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (left) and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV present the category II civilian of the quarter award to Jon Palmer during the command's quarterly recognition ceremony and town hall meeting July 3 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater. Caldwell is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; Rhodes serves as his senior enlisted advisor. Palmer works with the Army North computer help desk.

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    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas. " Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (left) and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV present the category II civilian of the quarter award to Jon Palmer during the command's quarterly recognition ceremony and town hall meeting July 3 at the...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas. " Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (left) and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV (right) flank U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Soldiers and civilians during the command's quarterly recognition ceremony and town hall meeting July 3 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater. The Army North members were recommended for honors as the command's 2013 volunteer of the year. Those nominated were: Tina Krompecher, wife of Lt. Col. Zoltan Krompecher, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Army North; Sgt. Maj. Linda Kessinger, noncommissioned officer-in-charge of U.S. Army North's personnel office; Tyrone Coleman, logistics; Master Sgt. Eric Espino, operations, plans and training; Sgt. First Class Varryron Young, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion; and Sgt. Otha Wooley, HHBn. The 2013 volunteer of the year was Mike Snell (not pictured), who works in the Army North finance office. Caldwell is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; Rhodes is his senior enlisted advisor.

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    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas. " Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes (left) and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV (right) flank U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Soldiers and civilians during the command's quarterly recognition ceremony and town hall meeting July 3 at the...

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, recognized Army North Soldiers and civilian employees during the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) quarterly recognition ceremony and town hall meeting July 3 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater.
The event was Caldwell's final quarterly recognition ceremony as the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and as the senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; Rhodes serves as his senior enlisted leader.

Among those people recognized were the 2013 volunteer of the year nominees, the civilians of the quarter and Soldiers who were instrumental in the success of the Army Birthday Ball.

"We had a lot going on last quarter," said Caldwell, as he prepared to present the awards. "There was no shortage of those for us to recognize."

The winner for the category II (government service level 11 and 12) Civilian of the Quarter was Jon Palmer, who works at the Army North computer help desk; Linda Theriault, who serves with Defense Coordinating Element Region VIII, was honored as the Civilian of the Quarters for category III (GS-13 through 15).

Palmer said he had idea he was nominated for the award and that it was a great honor.

"I am humbled by this award," he said. "I couldn't have done it without my team around me."
Once the awards were presented, Caldwell, who is slated to retire after 37 years of service, spoke to the gathered team members and informed them that Maj. Gen. (promotable) Perry Wiggins effectively assumes command of Army North on July 10. Caldwell will be using some of his transition leave prior to the change of command ceremony, which is tentatively set for early August.

Caldwell closed out the ceremony by thanking the members of Army North.

"We have had a wonderful experience in San Antonio," said Caldwell. "This is a great place to retire. As many of you know, this is where my dad ended his career too. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the people in this command."

Caldwell's father, William Caldwell III, retired as the commanding general of Fifth Army at Fort Sam Houston.

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