U.S. Army Europe welcomes new deputy commanding general
July 23, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe welcomed its new Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt today after he departed his previous assignment as the commander, Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr.
Piatt replaces Maj. Gen. Richard Longo who retired in a ceremony July 22, after 34 years of service.
Piatt has served in numerous assignments all over the world, including tours in Korea, Panama, Hawaii and Alaska. He also completed several operational deployments, including Suriname, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The general has published two books from his experience in Afghanistan.
Piatt's other recent assignments include the 52nd Commandant of the United States Army Infantry School and Chief of Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga., and the Deputy Commanding General -- Support, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
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