Bill Caldwell

LTG William B. Caldwell IV is currently the commander of US Army North (Fifth Army).  He has served in a wide variety of assignments, including Commander, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan; Commander, US Army Combined Arms Center; and Commander, 82nd Airborne Division.

It’s great to be back at Small Wars Journal. It’s been nearly a year since my last post. Since then, I returned to the United States after 24 consecutive months in Afghanistan and...

Malalai Honored by Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV, Commander, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan. Malalai ... For our Afghan partners, the name Malalai is a hallowed name of a woman, a...

As Prepared Remarks to the NATO Military Committee Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2010 Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV Commanding General, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan Read LTG...

In the past ten months there has been measured progress in the Afghan National Security Force (ANSF); in quality as well as quantity. Since last November, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan has...

Professionalization of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) is the key to setting the conditions for transition of security responsibility to the Afghans. Professionalism can only be created...

A Call to Action: Command Philosophy A few years ago, during a different surge, I visited a small Reconnaissance Squadron in the Diyala Province of Iraq. In their operations center was a sign that...