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Served with Headquarters, U.S. Southern Command (in Panama or, since October 1997, in Miami), Its Predecessor Commands in Panama, or Its Component Commands

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Hartzog, General William W. (U.S. Army retired) (Director, of Southern Command's J-3/Operations 1989-1990; Commanding General of Army South as major general 1990-1991; earlier assignments in Panama as Lieutenant Coronel in late 1970s-early 1980s as commander of 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry at Fort Kobbe, later director of G-1/Directorate of Personnel and Community Affairs of the 193d Infantry Brigade (Panama),which was then Southern Command's Army component command) after leaving Panama he commanded the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas; later was Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the US Atlantic Command in Norfolk, Virginia 1993-1994; and was Commanding General of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) in Fort Monroe, Virginia 1994-1998; retired in 1998.  Since retirement, he has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd., a consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland, and a member of the Defense Science Board.

William Hartzog

Joulwan, George A., General (U.S. Army retired) (Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command November 1990 - November 1993) served as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR)-North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Commander in Chief European Command November 1993 - July 1997. Under his leadership, NATO prosecuted the war in Bosnia in 1996 and the NATO-led Peace Implementation Force. For eighteen months he was the overall military commander of the Implementation and Stabilization Force involving thirty-six nations. He was instrumental in developing the Partnership for Peace Program, and due to his efforts and initiative, Russian and United States military forces conducted operations together in Bosnia. This cooperation, spearheaded by Joulwan, was the basis for the historic NATO-Russian Founding Act signed in 1997 that ended the Cold War. Since retirement, Joulwan served as an advisor to private industry, a consultant in both the public sector and on senior defense boards, and as a teacher and educator, including the Olin Professor for National Security at the United States Military Academy.  He is an Executive Director with The Steele Foundation, a multinational firm providing a broad range of specialized risk management services to government, and a member of Steele's Executive Advisory Board. He is also a CNN military analyst, particularly on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

George Joulwan


Kamiya, Major General Jason K. (U.S. Army) (Special Assistant to Air Force Brigadier General Antonio Ramos, Special Assistant to SouthCom Commander in Chief for post-1999 presence in Panama negotiations in the mid-1990s) later was Commanding General, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Fort Polk, Louisiana; then Commanding General of the Hawaii-based 25th Infantry Division; then Commanding General, United States Army Southern European Task Force (Airborne), Italy. In February 2006 he ended a year assignment in Afghanistan as Commanding General of  Combined Joint Task Force 76, the 18,000-strong U.S.-led coalition there and returned to his assignment in Italy. In Since May 2006 he is director of joint training for the Joint Warfighting Center and the Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Virginia.  
Kensinger, Lieutenant General Philip R., Jr. (U.S. Army retired) (Commanding General of U.S. Army South in Panama June 1997-1999 and took USARSO to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico in 1999; earlier assignments in Panama as executive officer, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Gulick, later commander, Special Forces Battalion Task Force, Joint Task Force-11, Honduras), later was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC; Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Central Command; Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff Operations/G-3; and in Aug 2002 became Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C..  He retired from the Army in early 2006.

 Philip Kensinger

Kinzer, Brigadier General / Lieutenant General Joseph W. Kinzer (U.S. Army retired) (Deputy commander of U.S. Army South in Panama under then Maj. General Marc Cisneros; then as brigadier general commanded U.S. Army South  July- September 1990) in 1993 commanded the U.S. Army Special Operations Agency at the Pentagon as a major general; in 1993-1994 was deputy commanding general of Fifth Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas (under Lieutenant General Marc Cisneros); 1995-1996 commanded the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) forces; was promoted to lieutenant general and assigned as commanding general of Fifth Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 1996- July 1998, succeeding Cisneros.  
Lehnert, Major General Michael R. (USMC) (Chief of Staff of United States Southern Command, Miami, Florida, 2004-2005 - his last assignment with SouthCom; promoted to major general in 2005) is currently Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West/Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton,California.  In 2003, he deployed with the Marine Corps' 2d Force Service Support Group (which he had commanded in 2001) to the U.S. Central Command theater and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom as Commander, Marine Logistics Command. (Other assignments with SouthCom were 1988-1990 as a major in the J-3 Operations Directorate as Chief, Central American Exercise Branch including participating in Operations Just Cause and Promote Liberty; in 1995 with 2d MAW he was Commander, Joint Task Group Bulkeley, JTF 160 where he commanded the security forces responsible for operation of Cuban and Haitian migrant camps (Operation Sea Signal); in 1999 deployed to Panama as the Chief of Staff, Joint Task Force Panama to oversee the final turnover of the Panama Canal and the remaining military bases; in January 2002, he deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as Commander, Joint Task Force 160 (under SouthCom) whose mission was to construct and operate the detention facilities for Taliban and Al Queda detainees.)  

Michael Lehnert

Lejeune, Major / Lieutenant General John A. (USMC retired-deceased) (In fall 1903 dispatched to Panama as commander of the Marine battalion when conditions had become critical through the revolution against Colombia and departed Panama December 21, 1904, and returned as commander of a battalion of Marines May 29 - July 6, 1906 at Camp Elliott in the Panama Canal Zone as detached duty) -- Assignments since leaving Panama included Philippine Islands, Cuba, Vera Cruz, Mexico, commanded the Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia, commanded the Second Army Division (1918 - 1919, the only Marine to have commanded an Army Division), the thirteenth Commandant of the Marine Corps (1920 - 1929), and retired in 1929.  He was advanced to lieutenant general on the Marine Corps retired list in 1942. Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was named after him.

John A. Lejeune

Leuer, Major General Kenneth C. (U.S. Army retired) (Commanding General, 193d Infantry Brigade (Canal Zone), Fort Amador (June 1979 - Sept 30, 79) and Commanding General, 193d Infantry Brigade (Panama), Fort Clayton (Oct 1, 1979 - April 1982) was later Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Infantry Center; Deputy Chief of Staff-Operations, C-3, J-3, G-3, Korea; Commanding General, 5th Mechanized Division, and Commanding General/Chief of Infantry, U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon retirement from active service in 1988, he became the President/CEO of Goodwill Industries until 1999.  He is currently Chairman of the Ranger Memorial Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing U.S. Army Rangers, past, present, and future. (He had activated and organized the 1st Battalion, 75th Rangers. He was a Charter Inductee into the Ranger Hall of Fame.) 


Kenneth C. Leuer

Loeffke, Major General Bernard (U.S. Army-retired) (Commanding General, U.S. Army South (USARSO), Fort Clayton, April 1987 - June 1989) was later chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board and military advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States; he retired from the Army in 1992. He was recalled to serve as the Director of Task Force Russia in its mission of investigating and resolving questions regarding U.S. prisoners of war and Missing in Action in the old Soviet Union. (Fluent in Russian language with a Masters degree in Russian and Soviet Area Studies, he had served earlier as the Army Attaché in Moscow after having served as Chief of the Military Mission in the Peoples Republic of China.)  That POW-MIA assignment led him to visit many labor camps in Siberia, and testify before Senate committees on his findings.  In 1997, he earned a Physician’s Assistant degree from Nova Southeastern University and has since participated in humanitarian medical missions in Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Sudan and Vietnam, and teaches public health, emergency medicine and mediation as a visiting professor at two medical universities.  In 2007. the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy presented him the 2007 Distinguished Graduate Award.

Bernard Loeffke

McAuliffe, Lieutenant General Dennis P. (U.S. Army retired) (Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command 1975 – Sept 1979)  was appointed the first Administrator of the bi-national Panama Canal Commission (created by the Panama Canal Treaty signed in 1977) on October 1, 1979, by President Jimmy Carter and served in that position until September 30, 1989.

D. P. McAuliffe

McCaffrey, General Barry R. (US Army retired) (Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command Feb 1994 – Jan 1996; his first assignment in Panama was aide-de-camp to Major General C.L. Johnson, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Southern Command in 1968), retired from the Army upon leaving Panama and was Director of the Office on National Drug Control Policy Jan 1996 - Jan 2001, appointed to that position by President Clinton.  As the Drug Czar, he coordinated a $19 billion federal drug control budget and developed the U.S. National Drug Control Strategy and served as a member of the President’s Cabinet and the National Security Council for drug-related issues. 

McCaffrey is President of his own consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia (www.mccaffreyassociates.com).  He serves as a national security and terrorism analyst for NBC News and writes a column on national security issues for Armed Forces Journal. He is also an Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and was the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies at West Point Jan. 2001-May 2005.He is Board Chairman of HNTB Federal Services, a preeminent U.S. engineering and architectural design firm, and on the Board of Directors of DynCorp International, CRC Health Corporation, McNeil Technologies, The Wornick Company, Phoenix House Foundation and the Atlantic Council of the United States. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; an Associate of the Inter-American Dialogue; a Principal for the Council on Excellence in Government; a member of the CSIS U.S.-Mexico Binational Council; Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center Advisory Board; a Senior Executive Associate for Army Aviation Association of America and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the National Infantry Foundation.

McCaffrey is active in national security affairs. He co-chaired the Atlantic Council of the United States NATO Counterterrorism Working Group, leading a delegation to Moscow, Mons, Brussels and Warsaw. In 2004 he addressed the "Security of the Americas Conference" in Mexico City and met with senior officials of the Mexican Government. In April 2004, General McCaffrey helped release the CSIS Bi-national Commission Reports on Migration and Border Security. He visited Iraq in 2004 and 2005 to conduct a country-wide analysis of the security situation and again in 2006, Afghanistan and Pakistan 2004 and 2005 to conduct a political-military assessment and also in 2006, Cuba in 2002 where he participated in a small group session with Fidel and Raul Castro discussing U.S.-Cuba policies., and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba in 2006. (His after action reports on all these trips are available at www.mccaffreyassociates.com.)


Barry McCaffrey


Magruder, Major General Lawrence W. III  (U.S. Army retired) (Commanding General, U.S. Army South 1995-1997) was Commanding General of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division (1997-1999) and Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff of U.S. Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Georgia (1999-2001) with promotion to lieutenant general.  Since retiring from the Army in July 2001, he was vice president for national security programs for Battelle Memorial Institute where he developed the Battelle Office for Homeland Security and later executive director of the Institute for the Protection of American Communities (IPAC), created by the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame in June 2008.



Lawrence Magruder

Navas, William (commanded the first Army National Guard engineering unit deployed to Latin America for road/bridge building exercise in January - May 1984) was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs in 2004. In 1984, he commanded the joint task force (primarily units from the Puerto Rico’s Army National Guard 92nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) which conducted the first road and bridge building exercise in Panama (and the first such exercise conducted in Latin America) January-May 1984 in Veraguas Province. Later, he was Deputy Director of the Army National Guard (1987 – 1990), Vice-Chief of the National Guard Bureau (1990 – 1992), Military Executive for the Reserve Forces Policy Board (1992 – 1994), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff for Reserve Affairs (1994 – 1995), and Director of the Army National Guard of the United States (1995 – 1998).

William Navas

Nutting, Lieutenant General Wallace H. (U.S.Army-retired) (Commander-in- Chief, U.S. Southern Command Oct 1979 - May 1983) served as Commander in Chief, United States Readiness Command (USCINCRED) from 1983 to 1985. Following retirement from the Army in 1985 he settled in Biddeford, Maine where he served as mayor from 2003-2007. He also served as a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Higher Defense Studies at the National Defense University and is an Associate Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He was chairman of the University of Southern Maine's Senior College board. In May 2008, he received the West Point Distinguished Graduate Award from the academy's Association of Graduates in a ceremony at West Point.

Wallance Nutting

Pace, Peter General (Marine Corps) (Commander in Chief U.S Southern Command in Miami (Sept 2000 – Sept 2001) was the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff September 2005 - October 1, 2007.  Pace was the first Marine to serve in that position which is the senior military adviser to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council -- thus the Nation's highest ranking military officer. He previously was Vice Chairman of the JCS September 2001 - September 2005 (also the first Marine to serve in that position). He retired October 1, 2007, after 40 years of military service, beginning in Vietnam.  [For earlier assignments go to]   

Peter Pace

Pagonis, Lieutenant General William "Gus" (U.S. Army retired) (Director of Logistics, 193d Infantry Brigade (Panama), Corozal, Panama, early 1980s, including serving as acting chief of staff, 193d Infantry Brigade (Panama) briefly in 1981) retired from the Army in 1993 after his last assignment as Commanding General, 21st Theater Army Area Command, U.S. Army Europe. Prior to that he was Commanding General, 22nd Support Command, Saudi Arabia, responsible for all logistical operations during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. As chief logistician during the Gulf War, he successfully masterminded logistics for the Gulf War, for which he was promoted to lieutenant general and won high praise from General Norman Schwarzkopf. From 1993 to 2004, he was president of Sears Logistics Services, a division of Sears Roebuck and Company and senior vice president for Supply Chain for Sears, Roebuck and Company, where he was responsible for all of Sears’ supply chain functions, including transportation, distribution, international logistics, home-delivery services, inventory and the integration of logistics information services. Since mid 2004, he has been chairman of the board at RailAmerica Inc., the world's largest short line railroad and vice chairman of the board for Genco—a logistics service company that specializes in reverse logistics. Pagonis also chairs the volunteer Department of Defense Business Board, established by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to encourage the sharing of ideas among private sector companies and the military.

William Pagonis


Peabody, Brigadier General John W. (Political-Military Division Chief of the J-5Directorate, U.S. Southern Command in Panama in the 1990s; his first military assignment was with the 193rd Infantry Brigade in Panama in the early 1980s where he served as a Sapper Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and later Aide-de-Camp to then Brigadier General Frederick Woerner, commanding general of the 193rd Infantry Brigade (Panama); later he was an Instructor at the U.S Army School of the Americas at Fort Gulick, Panama) was promoted to Brigadier General in late 2005 while commander, U. S. Army Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. In 2005 he is Pacific Ocean Division Commander and Division Engineer.  (Assignments between SouthCom and Army Engineer Division-Pacific Ocean included Commander of the 299th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood; and Senior Engineer Trainer, Operations Group, at the National Training Center. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he commanded the 3rd Infantry Division’s Engineer Brigade totaling over 3,000 engineers with ten attached units. Prior to reporting to Hawaii, he was assigned to  Program Division Chief in the Army’s Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison.)

John Peabody

Perez, Gilberto R, Colonel (Chief of Staff of U.S. Army South at Fort Sam Houston, the Army component of U.S. Southern Command, 2005-2006, with previous assignments in South and Central America, including serving as an instructor at the U.S. Army School of the Americas at Fort Gulick, Panama, in 1979-80 and 1983-84) assumed command of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 2006.  
Richardson, General William R. (U.S. Army retired) Commanding General of 193d Infantry Brigade (Canal Zone)--then the Army component command of the U.S. Southern Command -- Dec 1974 - June 1977)  was Director of Requirements on the Army Staff 1977 - 1979, where he oversaw the Army’s requirements for weapons and equipment systems; Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, at Headquarters, Department of the Army as a lieutenant general 1981 -1983, where he was involved in operational planning, force developments, security assistance, and arms control; and Commander of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) from 1983 to 1986. As the TRADOC Commander, General Richardson developed an extensive dialogue with Industry and was successful in creating an environment for participation by TRADOC, Army Materiel Command (AMC), and Industry in Army combat and material developments. He was responsible for the establishment of several new agencies and departments at Fort Leavenworth. Believing that the heart of the Army was TRADOC, and the heart of TRADOC was Fort Leavenworth, he continued development of the School for Advanced Military Studies, created the School for Professional Development, the Center for Army Leadership, Combined Arms Training Activity, the Center for Army Lessons Learned, and the Combined Arms Operational Research Activity. A final significant reorganization was his idea to transform the Deputy Chief of Staff for ROTC into the ROTC Cadet Command as a major subordinate command of TRADOC. Later, he was the first recipient of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Award, given every three years by the Society for History in the Federal Government to the official who has done most to promote the use and preservation of history in the federal sector. Upon retiring from the Army in 1986 he joined Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd. (BAL) as Executive Vice President, Army Programs. In 1995, he resigned from BAL as a full time employee but remained Senior Associate.
Ridgway, Matthew B., General (U.S. Army retired-deceased) (Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Caribbean Command (U.S. Southern Command’s predecessor command), June 1948 – October 1949 as a lieutenant general; earlier served in Panama in 1931-1932 as a major with the 33rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Clayton) was Supreme Allied Commander Far East (1951-52) succeeding General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander Europe/NATO (1952-53), and Chief of Staff of U.S. Army (1953-55).  He was Chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board 1946-1948.  

Matthew Ridgway

Sanchez, Lieutenant General Ricardo S. (U.S. Army retired) (Was Deputy Chief of Staff at U.S. Southern Command in Panama as colonel 1994-1996 and Director of SouthCom's J3/Operations Directorate in Panama and Miami 1996-1998) was Commanding General of the V Corps in Germany June 2003 - August 2006, followed by retirement from the Army in November 2006. Concurrently, he was Commanding General of all the coalition ground forces in Iraq (CJTF-7) June 2003 - June 2004. Previous assignments since leaving SouthCom in Miami were Assistant Division Commander (Support) of the 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Commander of NATO’s Multinational Brigade Force, Kosovo November 1999 – May 2000, then Commanding General of V Corps' 1st Armored Division 2001 - 2003. Sanchez held the top military position in Iraq during what was arguably one of the most critical periods of the war--the year after the fall of the Hussein regime, and the time the insurgency took root and began its counterattack. Highlights during his tenure as commander in Iraq include the killing of Uday and Qusay Hussein and the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Although Sanchez had been exonerated in 2005 in official investigations by the Army and the Department of Defense of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and the controversy over interrogation techniques both which occurred during his command, his nomination for a fourth star and command of the U.S. Southern Command in Miami was quietly withdrawn in 2004 when it became apparent that hearings on Capitol Hill on his promotion would dissolve into a firestorm over Pentagon and White House interrogation policies and would sink his confirmation, according to news media reporting. Sanchez relinquished command of V Corps in a ceremony in Germany early September 2006 and retired from the Army in a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, November 1, 2006   (For more, GO TO; also GO TO on his not getting SouthCom's commander-in-chief post in 2004.) 

Ricardo Sanchez

Sconyers, Brigadier General Ronald (U.S. Air Force-retired) -- Director, Southern Command Public Affairs Directorate, Quarry Heights (1987-Jan 1990); Director of public affairs, Headquarters Tactical Air Command and Headquarters Air Combat Command (1990-1992); Commander, 363rd Support Group, Shaw Air Force Base (1992-1994); deputy director, public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force; director, public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force (1994-1998).
Smullen, Colonel F. William "Bill" III (U.S. Army retired) (community relations officer with the Southern Command Directorate of Public Affairs at Quarry Heights early-mid 1980s) has since been Chief of the Army Public Affairs Media Relations Division when interaction with the civilian press was frayed and trust was nearly nonexistent and nearly five years later he had turned the climate 180 degrees; later was the Special Assistant for Public Affairs to two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff --Admiral William Crowe in 1985-1989 and his successor General Colin Powell Sept 1989-1993. After retiring from the Army, he became the Executive Assistant to General Powell, assisting with the writing and promotion of his autobiography, “My American Journey,” published in 1995 and managing the General’s private office and professional activities; 2001-2003 he was Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell and of the U.S. Department of State; since 2003 he is director of the National Security Studies program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and also Maxwell’s Senior Fellow in National Security and a member of the faculty of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as a Professor of Public Relations.

William Smullen

Speer, Lieutenant General Gary D. (U.S. Army) (former deputy commander of U.S. Army South  1996-1998 in Panama and deputy commander in chief of U.S. Southern Command in Miami 2000-2002) -- Assistant Division Commander-Operations of the 10th Mountain Division 1998-2000 including having commanded the Coalition Joint Task Force Kuwait (Forward) in 1999; Deputy Commanding General, Third U. S. Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia (2004-2005) including Deputy Commanding General, Third U.S. Army at Camp Doha, Kuwait in 2004; was promoted in late 2005 to lieutenant general and assumed in April 2006 duties of Deputy Commanding General, U. S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Heidelberg, Germany.  

Gary Speer

Timmons, Lieutenant General Richard F. (U.S. Army retired) (Commanding General, U.S. Army South (USARSO), Fort Clayton July 1991 - May 1993) since leaving Panama had been Commander of the 7th Light Infantry Division; Deputy Commander of the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Commander of the Eighth United States Army in Korea and concurrently Chief of Staff of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces in Korea. After retiring from the Army, he entered the rail industry in 1997 and, since 2002, is president of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, headquartered in Washington, D.C. He was named 2006 Railroader of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age, one of the most prestigious in the railroad industry.  

Vaughn, Lieutenant General Clyde A. (Army National Guard) (served in various assignments with the U.S. Army in Panama for some nine years from 1984 through 1997) is Director of the Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia, since 2005.  Previously, he was Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters; earlier, deputy director, Army National Guard; deputy director for Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, U.S. Army. (His assignments in Panama began in December 1984 as operations officer, 135th Engineer Group, with the six-month BLAZING TRAILS road and bridge building exercise by the Army National Guard in Veraguas Province; followed by exercise officer with the 193rd Infantry Brigade (Panama)/U.S. Army South 1985-1988; operations officer with Abriendo Rutas (Opening Roads) Exercise in Ecuador and U.S. Army South in Panama; from 1990-1991 he was commander of Task Force 354 which conducted Fuertes Caminos year-long series of engineering projects throughout Panama; 1994-1995 Deputy Chief of Staff for Reserve Affairs/National Guard, United States Army South, and Special Assistant for Reserve Affairs United States Southern Command; and 1995-Nov 1997 Commander, Exercise Support Command and Deputy Chief of Staff for-Reserve Affairs/National Guard, United States Army South.

  Clyde Vaughn

Wilhelm, General Charles E. (Marine Corps retired) Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South (dual-hatted as Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic/Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic/ Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force/Commanding General, Marine Striking Force Atlantic, Camp Lejeune, N.C.) (Aug 1995 – Sep 1997) and Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command (Sep 26, 1997 – Sep 2000).  After retiring from the Marine Corps, he joined Battelle, one of the world's largest independent, nonprofit research and development organizations, as Vice President and Director of Battelle's Office of Homeland Security.

Charles Wilhelm

Woerner, General Frederick F. (U.S. Army retired) (Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command June 1987 - Sept 1989; earlier he was Commanding General, 193d Infantry Brigade (Panama), Fort Clayton April 1982 - March 1986 as brigadier general then major general, then Commanding General of Sixth U.S. Army and Presidio of San Francisco April 1986 - May 1987.)  Since retirement from the Army in late 1989, he had been chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission 1994-2001, a  member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and had been Professor of International Relations at Boston University and retired in 2005 but still retains affiliation with Boston University as Professor Emeritus of International Relations. He has also worked as a consultant or associate with several companies, such as Burdeshaw Associates,  Military Professional Resources, and Sumner Associates; and a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, The Mitre Corporation, Science Applications International Corporation and Grupo Melo, a Panamanian corporation.  

Frederick Woerner

Worthington, Colonel Wayne (Army-retired) --  In Southern Command J-2 Directorate as a major (1969-1972), first on the Commander in Chief briefing team in the tunnel and then on the Intelligence  team that produced the Country Intelligence Studies CIS. Assignments after Panama were the G2 for the 2nd Infantry Division; student at the Command and General Staff College; Director of Military Officer Advance Course at Fort Huachuca and battalion commander; student at the Army War College; Chief of Military Intelligence Branch, Army Military Personnel Center; and Chief of Intelligence Systems Integration at Department of the Army.


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